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What will I learn?

The notion of global interdependence has become a central fact of today's post -modern world. The challenges faced by the emerging countries of the South have an immediate impact on life in Canada.

International Development Studies (IDS) is an interdisciplinary program made to address social, political, and economic issues facing the development of emerging countries in the Global South. The program includes selected courses from the Faculty of Arts at UNB.

IDS provides students with a holistic understanding of today's important issues including the North South dialogue, globalization, poverty, indigenous concerns, ethnic struggles, and sustainable development.

The IDS program is available as a major, double major or honors option as part of a four-year Bachelor of Arts degree. Arts is a four year program and covers a broad range of subject areas concerned with the study of human beings and the evolution and nature of global societies, ideas, and institutions. In your first two years of the program, you will select courses in fields like humanities, languages, social sciences as well as science and business to provide you with a broad foundation for advanced study in your chosen subject area during the final two years.

Careers

World organizations such as the United Nations

Non-governmental organizations

International consultancy firms

Research centers such as universities

Immigration offices

Intercultural social work

Which department am I in?

UNB Fredericton Faculty of Arts

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$7,488.00 (US$ 5,513) per year
International Differential Fee: CAN $10,046

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

9 January 2023

Venue

University of New Brunswick

Fredericton Campus,

3 Bailey Drive,

FREDERICTON,

New Brunswick (NB),

E3B 5A3, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

High school students applying to undergraduate programs at the University of New Brunswick. USA: General Certificate of Secondary Education with grades of A or B. Applicants who have completed Grade 12 of an accredited high school program must satisfy UNB's minimum program-specific requirements (minimum B average). Criteria such as academic standing, rank in class and SAT scores may also be used to determine a candidates admissibility. ACT scores are not required. International students require the following English language proficiency minimum scores for direct entry into most academic programs: IELTS 6.5, TOEFL iBT 85, CAEL 60, or Pearson Vue Test 59.

For international students

High school students applying to undergraduate programs at the University of New Brunswick must meet the following three sets of requirements in order to be considered for admission.

The University of New Brunswick accepts qualified applicants from all countries. Entry requirements may vary from country to country.

English language proficiency requirements:

TOEFL IBT with a minimum overall score of 85
IELTS or IELTS Indicator with a minimum overall score of 6.5
CAEL CE or CAEL Online with a minimum overall score of 60
Pearson Vue Test with a minimum score of 59
Cambridge English Assessment C1 advanced or C2 proficiency with a minimum score of 176
Duolingo with a minimum overall score of 115

Application Deadline: Fall term (September start) — apply before June 1; Winter term (January start) — apply before Oct. 1; Summer (various start dates from May–August) — apply before Feb. 1

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Canadore College
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About University of New Brunswick

UNB is a leading research and innovation university with a focus on entrepreneurial success and has the third-highest graduate rate in Canada.

  • Over 75 undergraduate and graduate programs
  • 2 campus locations in the scenic province of New Brunswick
  • 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio
  • 1 in every 2 high school students receive a scholarship

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