Undergraduate Studies


GIDS Students on Canon

The undergraduate program in international development studies at Guelph is designed for students who want to pursue studies of long-term change, global inequality, diversity and poverty in an interdisciplinary context. The program brings together expertise and resources from a wide range of departments and schools at the University of Guelph, from the social sciences (geography, economics, political science, sociology and anthropology), to history, languages, agriculture and the natural sciences. Reflecting on the University's mission as a research-intensive and learner-centred institution, faculty members who teach courses in IDS are actively involved in research across the globe and bring their international experience to the classroom. In addition to the required coursework, ID students are encouraged to study another language and to study, work or volunteer abroad.

International Development (ID) is a specialization within the Bachelor of Arts (BA) program. Students may choose to study ID as:

• A major in the four-year Honours BA degree
• An area of concentration in the three-year BA general degree program
• A minor to complement a major in another discipline