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Global Development, B.A.

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DeLand, FL, United States
The Global Development program from Stetson University is an interdisciplinary major program that investigates the causes, consequences, and the possible solutions to underdevelopment and poverty that is evident in developing countries. 
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The period 1995-2015 has been marked by unprecedented global prosperity but conversely coupled with economic inequality, poverty, social injustice and human rights violations. In addition, while some societies have surged ahead economically, others have become even more impoverished.

With the disparity between developed and less developed countries increasing, scholars and policy-makers have shifted their focus from the adoption model to one that critically evaluates the complex processes of social transformation within and across societies. With this mode of inquiry, a new interdisciplinary program in global development has emerged, transcending the confines of traditional academic disciplines.

Program Overview

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Major, minor

It employs an integrated set of theoretical perspectives from economics, political science, history and other disciplines to study the underpinnings of global development.

The Global Development program from Stetson University prepares impassioned and innovative students to transcend national boundaries in tackling the complex issues of a globalizing economy, thereby becoming game-changers in global development. You'll consider a variety of local perspectives to understand development within socio-economic and political contexts, and wrestle with questions on how to make development work. Your aim will be to create an opportunity for future generations to increase their well-being without harm to others and the planet. As one of these resolute students, you’ll typically work in the context of the developing world, either on-site or through your analytical lenses.

Career Significance

Students interested in global economic development see themselves carrying their intellectual interests and passion beyond their undergraduate years, working on the central social, economic and political issues of their times in a variety of institutional settings, in government agencies, the nonprofit sector and private enterprise. Often, they work in developing countries.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    32 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Economics
  • Politics of the Developing World
  • Foundations of Globalization
  • Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Development Economics
  • Econometrics 

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

Official Transcripts

  • Official transcripts from your secondary/high school are required. Transfer students are required to submit transcripts from all colleges and/or universities attended as well as a listing of courses in progress that includes course names, course numbers and numbers of credit hours.
Letters of Recommendation
  • First-year applicants are required to submit at least one letter of recommendation.
Writing Sample
  • All applicants are required to submit a writing sample. 
Essay Topics
  • Discuss an issue of state, national or global concern to you.
  • If you could live your life fighting for one cause, what would it be and why?

Tuition Fee

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    47270 USD/year
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  • National

    47270 USD/year
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Living costs for DeLand

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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