University of Waterloo

Social Development Studies

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Program Information

School:University of Waterloo
Faculty:Faculty of Arts
Degree:Bachelor; Honours; Online
Field of Study:Human Development and Family Studies, General
Social Sciences, General
Description:Explore how human interactions are influenced by individual, collective, and structural forces such as mental health, social relationships, economic conditions, education and politics, and movements for social justice and social change. The common goal of those who study Social Development Studies is to help people, communities, and nations flourish.

Through courses in areas such as psychology, sociology, and social work as well as hands-on community engagement opportunities, you’ll be well prepared for a meaningful career in social work, counselling, education, public services, human resources, law, or community and international service organizations. You can also enhance your learning experience by enrolling in co-op and applying what you learn in class to real work situations. Also available as a three-year degree and an online degree.
URL:Social Development Studies at University of Waterloo
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $6,810
International: $29,230

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*80 to 83
Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 

6 Ontario grade 12 university (U) preparation or university/college (M) preparation courses or equivalents required. Mathematics of Data Management is recommended (i.e. it will help you succeed at Waterloo but will not affect admissions).

Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 90] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 80] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 75]

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on April 13, 2020

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