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The Bachelor of Arts in Global Development Studies (GDS) is a broadly interdisciplinary program designed to equip students with the critical academic knowledge, skills and experience required to function effectively as development professionals in Canada or abroad or to continue on to graduate or other professional studies.
In addition to learning history and theory of development processes, and analyzing current global practices, international or domestic internships provide opportunities to make contacts and build skills.
Global development is a well-funded industry: in 2018 member countries of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) donated a sum of USD 153.0 billion in official development assistance (ODA).
International development offers a diverse range of career opportunities in administration, research, fundraising, training, advocacy, and relief work. You could find yourself working for government agencies, international organizations, NGOs, private companies, or research institutes.
Adding specialized qualifications, such as logistics, urban planning, accounting, nursing, agriculture, or IT, to your Bachelor of Arts in Global Development Studies can boost your employment opportunities in international development. With substantial field experience, you may find freelance work as a trainer, consultant, or advisor.
The entrance requirements of the Bachelor of Arts degree will apply to the Global Development Studies program.
View entrance requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in Global Development Studies in the UFV Academic Calendar.
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