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International Development Studies


Career Opportunities Poster

A major in International Development Studies equips you with skills that apply in any work situation and, in particular, you gain skills for specialized work in developing communities and countries. Moreover, IDS provides you with a new perspective on politics and economics that helps you understand society and relate to other cultures.

IDS graduates find careers in:

  • human rights agencies
  • community development
  • immigrant and refugee organizations
  • research and policy development
  • health services

To increase career options, you may choose to pair IDS with another compatible major such as Politics, Economics, Anthropology, Sociology, History, Geography, Environmental Studies, or Conflict Resolution Studies.

The field of international development is vast and varied – your degree will open up a world of possibilities!