Minor in International Development Studies

The goal of the Ford Program's minor in International Development Studies (IDS) is to provide undergraduate students with the opportunity to learn about and contribute to the international development discourse.  IDS will provide context and an academic foundation for students to analyze the dynamics of development across the globe. 

Development studies is interdisciplinary in nature, so students are required to take courses in a variety of disciplines. This equips students with the broad lens through which to view and investigate development challenges.  Students from all colleges and departments are encouraged to apply.

The IDS minor prepares students for a variety of interests related to international development, including graduate work related to development studies or volunteer work or employment in the field. Regardless of what career path IDS students follow, their transcripts will reflect a firm grounding in development issues.

2013The IDS minor is administered by the Ford Family Program in Human Development Studies and Solidarity at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies.  To supplement their course work, students can take advantage of the many opportunities made available by the Ford Program and the Kellogg Institute: a calendar of eventsgrants and internship opportunities, an annual student-led human development research conference, and other resources.

Students interested in enrolling in the minor should ensure that they can meet all requirements. See details at http://kellogg.nd.edu/ford/students/requirements.shtml

Interested students may schedule a meeting with Holly Rivers, Assistant Director, Kellogg Institute. Write Jessica McKay-Chapman to schedule that meeting.

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