The International Development Diploma is designed for learners who are interested in working with organizations involved in development projects across the globe. The program provides learners an opportunity to engage with current global issues such as poverty; environmental degradation; racial and gender discrimination; corruption and lack of economic and financial transparency; and political deficiency. Upon successful completion of this program, learners have acquired a multidisciplinary understanding of the current issues in international development and will apply appropriate techniques to analyze the issues and problems of development in the global context.
The diploma has two options:
I. International Development Governance. In this option, students will have a choice of further specializations in:
a. Women and Development;
b. Environment and Development;
c. Sustainable Development
II. International Development Management, a joint Diploma Program between Arts and Business.
All Arts courses in this Diploma program have university studies credits, providing students with the option of further study in either international development or other related disciplines. Business courses are transferred on a course-by-course basis.
Students are advised to verify with the appropriate Department Chair or Dean that the specific course offerings will be offered within a two-year cycle if students intend to complete the Diploma in two years.
Students should refer to the most recent BC transfer guide at http://www.bctransferguide.ca/.
A regular applicant will have secondary school graduation (or equivalent) or will complete the requirements for senior secondary graduation (or its equivalent) not less than one month prior to commencement of classes for the semester to which admission is sought - either fall or winter. The following minimum entrance requirements will apply to regular applicants:
A mature applicant will be at least 19 years of age and will not have attended secondary school on a full-time basis for a minimum period of one year. Secondary graduation is waived for mature applicants. The English entrance requirements, as stated above, must be satisfied prior to admission. Admission may be granted on the condition that the entrance requirements will be completed prior to the commencement of classes for the semester to which admission is sought - either fall or winter.
Graduation of the International Development Diploma will require the completion of 60 prescribed compulsory and elective credits as outlined below.
Arts (University Studies)
2022-23: $4,497.68 (Governance Option), $5,163.38 (Management Option)
This program is student loan eligible.
Please note, this diploma can only be completed in full at the Kelowna campus. A significant selection of courses is offered at the Vernon and Salmon Arm campuses and some courses are offered in Penticton. However, a number of specialized courses and second year courses are offered only at the Kelowna campus.
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