Department of Global Development Studies

Global Development Studies (DEVS) is an interdisciplinary department that empowers students to understand the driving forces of change across our interconnected world. To open up a wide range of career choices and options for further study, our programs connect big-picture analysis with grounded problem-solving approaches. This unique combination gives students the practical skill sets to help them realize their commitment to making the world a better place.

Undergraduate Program

The Global Development Studies undergraduate programs offer students a comprehensive understanding of current social, economic and environmental challenges from the local to the global. Alongside our diverse in-class and online course options, we provide compelling opportunities for international experiential learning and work experience.

Learn about our undergraduate program.

Graduate Program

DEVS graduate programs offer the specialist knowledge and tangible skills that students need to promote equitable and sustainable development in a world beset by stark inequalities, political turbulence and pressing environmental challenges.

Learn about our Graduate Programs

Covid-19 Resources

The Faculty of Arts and Science (FAS) has created a Queen’s University Return to Campus website and a Faculty of Arts & Science Fall 2021 Return to Campus webpage.

These two resources contain the most up-to-date information regarding the FAS plans and timelines for re-opening.

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Recent News

Anishinaabemowin: Gimaakwe Gchi-gkinoomaagegamig atemagad Naadowe miinwaa Anishinaabe aking

English: DEVS affirms covenants made by our forebears to live in peace and friendship with Indigenous Peoples in their lands

Kanien'keha (Mohawk): UNe Queen’s University e’tho nońwe nikanónhsote tsi nońwe ne Haudenasaunee tánon Anishinaabek tehatihsnónhsahere ne óhontsa.

For more information on the history of this land, and why it is important to acknowledge this land and its people, please go to the Indigenous Initiatives website.

DEVS is also proud to support the recommendations of Yakwanastahentéha Aankenjigemi Extending the Rafters: Truth and Reconciliation Commission Task Force Final Report, as well as the Report of the Principal’s Implementation Committee on Racism, Diversity, and Inclusion