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International Development Studies

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WELCOME, NEW BRUINS!

 

International Development Studies (IDS) inspires students to engage with the study of social, political, and economic forces that, throughout history, have shaped inequality in the modern world.

 

 

OUR STUDENTS

"I chose UCLA because it offers a wide range of classes...and also offers resources for people of color like myself in order to foster our personal, academic, and professional growth...A growth mindset is key, and perspective is everything." - Giselle Almendariz

"I chose International Development Studies as my major because it lets me take all the classes I want...it offers so many opportunities to volunteer and travel as well!" - Annette Sorensen

"There is so much diversity. UCLA as a large institution can seem overwhelming, but through its student organizations and programs, it feels so small and easy to navigate. The student community is very inclusive..." - Wudia Kamara


CAREERS WITH IDS

These are just a few of the many paths your career could take with IDS!

 


OUR ALUMNI

Ann Wang 

Co-founder of Enrou, an online marketplace that connects socially-conscious consumers with products created in developing communities as a way to increase employment and reduce poverty. With the skills learned at StartUp UCLA, Wang won funding for her company.

Ken Fukada

Hired as a driving instructor at a Nürburgring racing academy because his IDS degree and time in the Peace Corps demonstrated adaptability and problem-solving experience.

 

 

 COURSES

Here are just a few of the many interesting courses you could take! These are offered during Summer 2020 as well.

  •  INTL DV 1 | Intro to Intl. Development Studies
  • INTL DV M120 | Political Economy of Development (IDS 1 pre-requisite waived for Summer)
  • INTL DV 140 | Colonialism & Development (not offered Summer '20)

TRANSFER STUDENTS

Please see our 'Transfer Students' tab!

 

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