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Want to spend your life working to eradicate poverty, promote education, improve health, build better communities, and support sustainable development? 

Start with a Bachelor of Arts in Global Development Studies at UFV to learn hands-on skills that you can leverage to launch a career in aid, relief, or development anywhere in the world. 

At UFV, you get to develop an in-depth multi-disciplinary perspective by studying in areas as varied as economics, political science, geography, sociology, statistics, anthropology, business, and communications.  In addition to growing your critical thinking and intercultural abilities, you develop sought-after management, research, advocacy, and writing skills to help you succeed in the field. 

Small class sizes allow for strong interaction with committed and engaged faculty, who are active in global development activities. 

To integrate and apply classroom learning, you also participate in a field work practicum, which provides you with work experience, professional connections, and invaluable insights into industry dynamics. Field placement options exist both overseas and in Canada. 

When you graduate, you are ready to launch a career as a development professional in Canada or abroad or work in fields such as social enterprise, global food security, or urban planning. Or you may elect to pursue a graduate degree in subjects such as policy development, international relations, or public administration.  

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