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The Bachelor in Development of Societies and Territories offers a multidisciplinary training combining theoretical lessons in human and social sciences with courses, practical workshops and internships that prepare for a commitment to action.
The aging of the population, globalization, climate change, urban sprawl, rural transformations, democracy, the growth of the knowledge economy, social inequalities and cultural pluralism and ways of life are These are the realities faced by agents of social change that are addressed in this applied social sciences training.
The program aims to improve knowledge and a critical understanding of contemporary social realities that affect the development of societies and territories.
Develop knowledge and understanding of contemporary social realities that affect the state of development of societies and territories.
An interdisciplinary training that uses several social science disciplines
The development of societies and territories involves several social science disciplines: anthropology, sociology, geography, political science, economics, history.
The courses make it possible to approach the social and territorial stakes from these different points of view, in order to have a complete and critical perspective of the realities studied.
The Baccalaureate in Development of Companies and Territories facilitates entry into the labor market through courses in administration, ethics, introduction to practice environments, and trainee experience. To complete the course, the student can also choose some enrichment courses in other UQAR .
The opportunity to better understand life in society to better act
The Baccalaureate in Development of Societies and Territories offers the opportunity to interact with the aspirations of citizens, to analyze concrete situations and to help solve social problems.
Theories are mobilized to understand the phenomena of society, promote social innovation and produce reliable knowledge to guide collective action. Taking a historical or philosophical perspective is also appropriate to clarify the issues of the present, the significance of the events and the implications of the changes underway.
Learning in the field, by practice
The pedagogical formulas at the bachelor's degree of development of companies and territories are based on two principles:
- the analysis of real situations is the best way to progress in integrating the achievements of different disciplines;
- The next step is to reach out to social development professionals who can inspire her, raise her awareness of the demands of the practice, and interest her in opportunities for engagement.
Students benefit from several meetings with many development professionals and visits to organizations, activities and field trips, introducing them to a wide range of possible avenues.
Internships to apply the knowledge acquired in a concrete context
The Bachelor of Development in Societies and Territories includes credited internships in organizations wishing to host students aspiring to become agents of development and change.
Under the supervision of a professor and the chosen organization, these courses offer the opportunity to apply the knowledge acquired for the realization of a complete research approach, combining theoretical, critical and methodological dimensions.
The process also involves writing a research report and presenting the results to the client organization. The set aims to be applied in the training environment.
Internships can also be done abroad.
Desired skills in a wide variety of professional fields
Creative and rigorous minds are sought to address the challenges faced by public and private organizations, governments and citizens' groups, in short, all those who work at different scales in the development of communities and territories.
As a social analyst, the BScD graduate holds a background in social sciences that enables him to offer his services as a development officer or as a consultant in applied social sciences in various government agencies, community, local and regional, from the perspective of planning, coordinating projects or initiatives concerning the social phenomena that affect territories and populations.
The main employers for graduates of the Bachelor of Development of Societies and Territories are local and regional development organizations, whether they are from the community sector, public or private, such as:
- Community Development Assistance Corporations (CFDCs);
- regional consultation and development councils (CRCD);
- Regional Environmental Councils (CRE);
- regional county municipalities (RCMs);
- non-profit organizations (social economy, environment, social inclusion, etc.);
- public service;
- research organizations;
The main jobs available for graduates of the Bachelor of Development in Societies and Territories are:
- development agent;
- research officer;
- project manager;
- coordinating officer;
- community agent;
- tourist development agent;
- development advisor;
The possibility of continuing on to the doctorate
Graduates with a bachelor's degree in development of companies and territories have the opportunity to continue their progression to the master's degree in regional development (with memory or with test), the DESS in regional and territorial development and the doctorate in regional development.
They also have access to UQAR graduate programs in the following areas:
- project management;
- people management in the workplace.
A team of professors committed to students
The limited class-courses facilitate exchanges with professors and between students, while creating an atmosphere conducive to the realization of student projects.
The diverse faculty team is engaged in research projects dedicated to understanding and supporting development in Quebec, its regions and internationally.
The availability and the remarkable supervision on the part of these professors favor the success of the studies.
Many opportunities for stays abroad
UQAR offers many opportunities to stay abroad for students motivated to expand their knowledge while living a rewarding cultural experience. These stays can take the form of an exchange program, a practical internship or a research stay. Several sources of funding are also available.
Double Degree Agreement with the Catholic University of the West (France)
As part of their training, students can take advantage of this agreement allowing them, in addition to obtaining their Bachelor degree in development of companies and territories, to obtain a bachelor's degree in humanities and social sciences, social sciences, courses Applied Sociology and Ethnology at the Université Catholique de l'Ouest, Angers Campus, France.
Conditions of admission
Hold a Diploma of College Studies (DCS) or equivalent.
French language skills: In addition, a candidate who can not demonstrate proficiency in French according to the criteria of the "Policy on the undergraduate French language" will have to undergo an institutional examination of French, having received a summons to this effect. In the event of failing the exam, the successful completion of a functional French course will be required and registration for this course is mandatory in the following term.
Possess appropriate knowledge and experience deemed relevant. In this case, the candidate will have to demonstrate to the members of the selection committee that she or he has the knowledge required to undertake a university undergraduate program.
French language skills: In addition, a candidate who can not demonstrate proficiency in French according to the criteria of the "Policy on the undergraduate French language" will have to submit to an institutional examination of French, having received a summons to this effect. In the event of failing the exam, the successful completion of a functional French course will be required and registration for this course is mandatory in the following term.
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