International development studies (IDS) is the study of poverty, inequality and how to create change and make the world a better place to live. Students explore the ethics around what it actually means to provide help to someone living in poverty, as well as best practices in poverty reduction and making a long-term difference in people's lives.
Food justice, disaster response, Canadian aid policy, environmental sustainability, armed conflict, disease, and education are examples of topics that IDS touches on. Both the three-year and the four-year Bachelor of Arts with a major in International Development Studies provide a breadth of exposure to the humanities, sciences, and social sciences, and include significant depth in IDS. This major is designed for students interested in global justice, citizenship, and sustainable development. These degrees prepare students well for any area of employment or vocation with valuable skills, communication, writing, analytical, critical thinking, and organizing. A three- or a four-year B.A. in IDS also serves as a sound basis for launching into professional studies such as community development, public policy, social work, law, and so on.
Tuition & Fees
- CAD 13000 / year
- CAD 15000 / year (International students)