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Bachelor of International Development

Bachelor of International Development (2016-2017)

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Program Length

Eight semesters, beginning in September


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Contact Information

Kent Schroeder, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 3504


The 2016/2017 fee for two semesters is
– domestic $7,446.54
– international $14,800.
Amounts listed are the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the first two semesters of the 2016/2017 academic year. Fees are subject to change.

For more information regarding fees for work terms, refer to Fees and Financial Assistance.


Start DatesAvailability
2016 SeptemberOpen

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:
• Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
– Grade 12 English (ENG4U or equivalent) minimum 65 per cent
– Grade 11 or 12 Mathematics (MCR3U, MCF3M, MDM4U, MCB4U, MGA4U, MCV4U or MHF4U or equivalent) minimum 60 per cent. (Students who do not possess Grade 11 or Grade 12 Math at the U or M level, or who have achieved a grade below 60 per cent may be considered for admission.  Students will be be required to successfully complete a math equivalency course during their first year at Humber. Additional course fees will apply.)
– Four Grade 12 U or M courses in addition to those listed above
– Overall minimum grade point average (GPA) 65 per cent
• Mature student status
• College or university transfer status

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

Selection: Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.

Our Program

Humber’s Bachelor of International Development degree program is an interdisciplinary degree that provides you with a solid theoretical foundation in international development studies and its related disciplines, as well as professional and technical skills in development management. The program is designed specifically to bridge the gap between theory and practice by building hands-on project management skills and capabilities. The program fosters a comparative understanding of developed and developing countries through directed study, analytical research and opportunities to travel that provide cross-cultural learning experiences.

Your core courses, in which you’ll develop professional competencies, include four streams: international development studies, supplementary disciplines, management skills and research skills.

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Your Career

International project manager, international logistics manager, international program co-ordinator, rural or northern community development officer, international program development officer, grant writer, researcher – these are all careers you can pursue as a graduate of Humber’s Bachelor of International Development program. The program ensures you will have the necessary skills and tools to work in a wide variety of international organizations such as the United Nations, World Bank or Asian Development Bank; non-governmental organizations like World Vision, CESO|SACO, Save the Children Canada and Right to Play; government agencies such as the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD); entrepreneurship or economic development agencies; and businesses that focus on international development and management including Agriteam Canada and Whyte Reynolds International.

Professional Accreditation, Endorsement and Recognition

Humber is home to the International Development Institute (IDI), which was established in 2003 as one of the college’s Centres of Excellence. The institute works closely with Humber’s International Development degree and postgraduate programs to provide opportunities that bridge the gap between theory and practice, providing practical, in-the-field experience.

Past projects have included work in countries including Bangladesh, Namibia, the Philippines, Ukraine and Indonesia.

The IDI also provides training workshops, conducts applied research and organizes conferences, symposia and guest speakers.

Our Faculty

You’ll learn from professors who hold a variety of relevant graduate degrees and have professional and practical experience in the field of international development. Most work in the field, either directly within developing countries or through international development organizations here in Canada. Placements offer professional experience where you will employ and further develop relevant competencies.

For information regarding faculty credentials for this program, visit Faculty Credentials.

Work Placement

The 14-week/490-hour work placement is from May to August following semester six. A placement advisor will help you find a position that fits your academic and career goals. Students are also strongly encouraged to participate in career management workshops to develop successful job search skills.

End Notes

Humber has been granted consent by the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities to offer this degree for a seven-year term starting October 12, 2011. In conformity with the Minister’s criteria and requirements, Humber will submit an application for the renewal of the consent for this program 12 months prior to the expiration of the consent. Humber shall ensure that all students admitted to the above-named program during the period of consent will have the opportunity to complete the program within a reasonable time frame.

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