International Development and Globalization
Are you interested in the environmental, economic and sociopolitical challenges that humanity faces in the 21st century? Do you want to better understand how and why some countries “develop” (and others do not) in an age of globalized markets, technological advances and new ideas? Are you drawn to issues such as human rights, poverty reduction, climate change, humanitarian crises, social movements, corporate responsibility, fragile states, and the education and health of “vulnerable” populations? Come explore how humanity can find both fair and lasting solutions to these problems.
The Honours in International Development and Globalization combines theory and practice within a rigorous academic program that includes field experience through work and study terms in Canada and abroad.
General admission requirements
|Ontario||English or Français 4U||± 75 %|
|Quebec – CEGEP||English (603) or Français (601)||± 65 %|
|Quebec – Secondary V||English or Français||84 %|
- The School of International Development and Global Studies is Canada’s largest academic unit specializing in international development.
- Our dedication to balancing practice and theory in our students’ academic journey means that we provide learning opportunities through CO-OP placements and international experiences.
- Students and professors take advantage of the unique opportunities afforded by being located in the capital of a G7 country.
- International development officer
- Community development officer
- International aid worker
- Departmental assistant in international relations
- Program or project officer
- International policy analyst
- Foreign service officer
- DVM 3108 Humanitarian Action
- DVM 3135 Food Security and International Development
- DVM 4108 Conflict and Development
- DVM 4140 Private Enterprise and Development
This program provides students with international opportunities as of their third year of study.
“If you grew up thinking you wanted to “change the world,” studying International Development at the University of Ottawa can help you finally conceptualize it. Through learning from professors who have worked at the United Nations, to working on hands-on development projects, choosing to study International Development has broadened my horizons in many ways. Ultimately, through its professors, courses, and opportunities, International Development has given me the tools I need to become a leader in the world and make a difference.”
Alysha Alva, student
“If you care about social policy, social equality, foreign affairs, international development, Ottawa is the best place to be! Use your studies at uOttawa as a launching pad for your career at the federal government, in advocacy groups, think tanks or research centres, and watch the world open up before your eyes!”
Nadia Abu-Zahra, professor
Our videos are often available in one language, however, we always try provide closed captioning in French or English.
Be sure to check out another Student Testimonial from Claudine Gagnon (video in French)