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International development studies students in Ghana

Academics

Study international development at Calvin

Calvin offers two tracks of study in international development: an 11-course IDS major and a six-course IDS minor.

International development major

In the IDS major, you'll take eight required courses to build your knowledge and theoretical base in development studies and three elective courses to gain specialization in an area of your choice. You'll also spend at least one semester studying off-campus in a developing country.

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International development minor

In the IDS minor, you will take three require courses and three elective courses. You will also participate in an off-campus interim course or semester-long program in a developing country.

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Careers

Wondering about what you'll do with an international development major or minor after graduation?