Program Information

School: Saint Mary’s University
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Degree: Bachelor
Field of Study: Development Economics and International Development
Description: International Development Studies is an interdisciplinary degree program. IDS uses social science disciplines (economics, anthropology, sociology, and political science, together with the contributions of history, management, geography, philosophy, religious studies, and modern languages) to analyze and assess the problems developing countries face as they attempt to improve the living conditions and well- being of their citizens. IDS also analyzes global structures and futures from an interdisciplinary perspective, as human society attempts to come to grips with contemporary socio-economic, political and environmental challenges.

An International Development Studies degree will be useful to those seeking employment in national and international settings, for which knowledge of global development issues, policies, and practices is increasingly needed.

URL: International Development Studies at Saint Mary’s University
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 70 to 100
Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 

Students entering directly from high school are required to have completed five academic Grade 12 subjects, including English, with an average grade of 70% and no grade below 60%.

Test Scores:

  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 60] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or CanTEST [min. 4.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 80]

If your first language is not English, you must demonstrate that you have the English language skills necessary to be successful in Saint Mary’s University degree programs.