Development Studies

The Development Studies major is intended to introduce students to historical, economic, political, geographical, social and cultural explanations of underdevelopment and modernization in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. Factors internal to the regions of the world undergoing development are studied, as is the influence of international economic and political forces and institutions.

Students pursuing the Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree are required to complete a foreign language minor in a language appropriate to the chosen specialization.

Those choosing to complete the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree must complete a minor in one of the following areas:  Agribusiness, City and Regional Planning, Environmental Science, General Business, Geographic Information Science, or Global Public Health.

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