The international development minor is an interdisciplinary program that in its organizational structure reflects the complex and multidimensional nature of development. Students learn that each discipline defines and carries out development principles in different ways. Required and supplemental courses are constructed from departments across campus and currently accommodates students from over fifty majors.
Where can I learn more about minoring in International Development?
Interested students should meet with either the International Development faculty coordinator, Professor Tim Heaton or one of the counselors at the Kennedy Center Advisement Center (273 HRCB).
How do I declare a minor in International Development?
Go to the Kennedy Center Advisement Center (273 HRCB), where the secretaries will assist you.
What are the minor’s requirements?
See the International Development page in the BYU Undergraduate Catalog
CLUBS AND HONOR SOCIETIES
Students for International Development (SID), Model United Nations, International Society, foreign language clubs, choirs, and honor societies. See the clubs page.
Adding an international study component with your major/minor will provide you with a unique perspective while earning academic credit. Follow the link to see the international study opportunities that complement the international development minor.
The Internet is a great tool to learn about international development and discover the vast range of career opportunities within the field. Search for international jobs databases for NGOs and government agencies that are great contributors to the development field.
The major is governed by an interdisciplinary Executive Committee of faculty from at least two disciplines that meets as needed. An interdisciplinary Committee of the Whole, made up of a larger group of faculty from various disciplines, approves the work of the Executive Committee and makes major curriculum changes. Most of the assessment of the major is done by the major coordinator through competency exams and surveys of graduates. The Executive Committee and the Committee of the Whole review the results of these exams and surveys and make recommendations for needed changes. The results of the assessment work are communicated annually to all faculty affiliated with the major. At that time the faculty comment on the assessment results and those same results inform decisions regarding the curriculum structure of the major.