Minor program

By learning about different development theories and practices, as well as diverse cultural perspectives, students will gain a more comprehensive understanding of issues as well as build intercultural competency, which will serve them well in different local and international work places.

The minor is intended for students studying toward a major in the field of their choice. Global Development Studies (GDS) pairs extremely well with a range of different major programs in any faculty, especially the social sciences or humanities faculties.

Program requirements

The GDS Minor requires the successful completion of 13.5 units of coursework, consisting of four required core courses (6 units) and five elective courses (7.5 units) chosen from pre-approved course offerings of participating and collaborating programs.

Of the 13.5 units of coursework, 4.5 units must be at the lower level and 9.0 units at the upper level.

Visit the Academic calendar for course descriptions.

Declare your minor

To declare your minor or submit a program change, you must have a minimum 12 units of completed course work, satisfied the university english requirement and met all lower-level grade requirements for your program.

  1. Log into My page with your NetLink ID and password.
  2. Go to the Student services section.
  3. Select or hover over the Grades & records tab.
  4. Select Program declaration or change.