Gain a strong understanding of development, its fundamental concepts and how you can play a role in the renewal of God's world. You will also spend at least one semester studying off-campus in a developing country.

The GDS major consists of twelve courses, ten required and two elective. The program is designed to give you strong core competency in development-related issues and the chance to specialize in a particular world region or discipline. Meet with a GDS advisor to explore areas that are of interest to you.

If you are interested in a particular world region, strongly consider becoming proficient in an appropriate language offered at Calvin (Spanish, German, French, Dutch, Chinese or Japanese).

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