Getting Down to the Grass Roots

Humber’s Bachelor of International Development is an interdisciplinary degree that provides you with a solid theoretical foundation in international development studies and its related disciplines, as well as professional and technical skills in development management. The program is designed specifically to bridge the gap between theory and practice by building hands-on project management skills and capabilities. The program fosters a comparative understanding of developed and developing countries through directed study, analytical research and opportunities to travel, gaining cross-cultural learning experiences.

Your core courses, in which you’ll develop professional competencies, include four streams: international development studies, supplementary disciplines, management skills and research skills.

List of Courses

Semester 1

  • ANTH 1000 Principles of Anthropology
  • ECON 1000 Microeconomics
  • PHIL 2003 Ethics and Moral Theory
  • POLS 1000 Introduction to Politics

Select 1 from the following courses

  • DEGE Degree Breadth Elective

Semester 2

  • ECON 1500 Macroeconomics
  • IDS 1500 Introduction to Development
  • SOCI 1000 Principles of Sociology
  • STAT 1112 Statistics for Business

Select 1 from the following courses

  • DEGE Degree Breadth Elective

Semester 3

  • IDS 2000 World Geography
  • IDS 2010 Development Theories and Approaches
  • RSMT 2500 Qualitative Research Methods
  • SCIE 2005 Introduction to Environmental Studies

Select 1 from the following courses

  • DEGE Degree Breadth Elective

Semester 4

  • IDS 2500 Integrated Development: Sectoral Studies
  • IDS 2510 Humanitarian Assistance and Development
  • IDS 2600 Gender and Development
  • MGMT 1500 Organizational Behaviour

Select 1 from the following courses

  • DEGE Degree Breadth Elective

Semester 5

  • IDS 3001 Contemporary Issues in International Development
  • IDS 3002 Project Cycle Management
  • IDS 3003 Management Information Systems
  • IDS 3004 Career Placement Orientation
  • IDS 3005 Financial Management

Select 1 from the following courses

  • DEGE Degree Breadth Elective

Semester 6

  • IDS 3500 Participatory Development Methods
  • IDS 3555 Project Cycle Management Simulation
  • IDS 3560 Canadian Overseas Development Policy
  • IDS 3565 Culture and Development Management
  • IDS 3570 Development Operations Management

Work Term

  • IDS 3599 Work Placement

Semester 7

  • ECON 4001 Development Economics
  • IDS 4002 Selected Topics in International Development
  • IDS 4005 NGO Management
  • IDS 4500 Advanced Seminar in International Development Part 1

Select 1 from the following courses

  • DEGE Degree Breadth Elective

Semester 8

  • IDS 4510 Public Engagement and Marketing for Development Organizations
  • IDS 4520 Advanced Seminar in International Development Part 2
  • SOCI 3000 Sociology of Consumption

Select 2 from the following courses

  • DEGE Degree Breadth Elective

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
    • Grade 12 English (ENG4U or equivalent) minimum 65 per cent
    • Grade 11 or 12 Mathematics (MCR3U, MCF3M, MDM4U, MCB4U, MGA4U, MCV4U or MHF4U or equivalent) minimum 60 per cent. (Students who do not possess Grade 11 or Grade 12 Math at the U or M level, or who have achieved a grade below 60 per cent may be considered for admission. The student will be required to successfully complete a math equivalency course during their first year at Humber. Additional course fees will apply.)
    • Four Grade 12 U or M courses in addition to those listed above
    • Overall minimum grade point average (GPA) 65 per cent

or

  • Mature student status

or

  • College or university transfer status

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

Selection: Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.

Work Placement

The 14-week/490 hours work placement is from May to August following semester six. A placement advisor will help you find a position that fits your academic and career goals. Students are also strongly encouraged to participate in career management workshops to develop successful job search skills.

Career Options

International project manager, international logistics manager, international program coordinator, rural or northern community development officer, international program development officer, grant writer, researcher – these are all careers you can pursue as a graduate of Humber’s Bachelor of International Development program. The program ensures you will have the necessary skills and tools to work in a wide variety of international organizations such as the United Nations, World Bank or Asian Development Bank; non-governmental organizations like World Vision, CESO|SACO, Save the Children Canada and Right to Play; government agencies such as the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD); entrepreneurship or economic development agencies; and businesses that focus on international development and management including Agriteam Canada and Whyte Reynolds International.

Career opportunities available:

  • International Project Manager
  • International Logistics Manager
  • International Program Coordinator
  • Rural or Northern Community Development Officer
  • International Program Development Officer
  • Grant Writer
  • Researcher

Potential employment opportunities:

  • International organizations (e.g., the United Nations, World Bank or Asian Development Bank)
  • Non-governmental organizations (e.g., World Vision, CESO/SACO, Canadian Save the Children and Right to Play)
  • Government agencies such as DFATD, entrepreneurship or economic development agencies
  • Businesses that focus on international development and management (e.g., Agriteam Canada and Whyte Reynolds International).

Cost & Fees

The 2016/2017 fee for two semesters is

  • domestic $7,446.54
  • international $14,800

Amounts listed are the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the first two semesters of the 2016/2017 academic year. Fees are subject to change.

Program taught in:
  • English

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