Major in Development Studies


Major in Development Studies is ideal for individuals who want to make effective contributions to improve Philippine society through international development organizations, law, politics, foreign service, government, non-government organizations, corporate foundations, and business. This degree program has been offered by the Development Studies Program since 1986.

Course Requirements
Aside from the courses included in the Ateneo’s core curriculum, the program requires the following subjects:

DEV 100.1 Perspectives in Development: Economics
DEV 100.2 Perspectives in Development: Politics
DEV 100.3 Perspectives in Development: Sociology
DEV 105 Survey of Social Development Approaches
DEV 193.1 Qualitative Research Methods
DEV 193.2 Quantitative Research Methods
DEV 194 Statistics for Development
DEV 106.1 Community Development & Social Change
DEV 107 Project Management
DEV 108 Communication for Development
DEV 186.38 Institutions and Development
DEV 197.1 Practicum in Social Development
DEV 198.1 Research in Development Issues
DEV 198.2 Field Specialization

Furthermore, students will have up to six major electives and must use these electives to specialize in one or two of the following fields:
Fields with Minors
Cultural Heritage, Development Management, Economics, European Studies, Global Politics, Health & Development, History, Humanitarian Action, Japanese Studies, Philosophy, Public Management, Sociology.



Shifting Requirements:
1.1  All students who want to shift into the Program must pass through an interview with the Program Director, Dr. Jayeel S. Cornelio.
1.2  Students must have a grade of atleast C in SocSc 11, SocSc 12, SocSc 13 and SocSc 14 (if already taken)

NOTE: Please provide a copy of all your grades.

Retention Requirements:
(These requirements apply to ALL DS Majors and shiftees)
2.1  Must obtain a grade of atleast C in DEV 100.1 (Perspectives in Development: Economics).
2.2  Students who will receive an F will automatically leave the program.
2.3  Students who receive a D will be placed on probation. They must get an average of C for both DEV 100.2 (Perspectives in Development: Poliics) and DEV 100.3 (Perspectives in Development: Sociology). Students who fail to meet this requirement will be asked to leave the program.

Others Requirements:
3.1  Students who shift into the program must take all subjects required for atleast one year.
3.2  Students are not allowed to take any other subject along with DEV 197.1 (Practicum in Social Development).
3.3  Students share the responsibility for making sure that they are following the program of study that will culminate in their timely graduation. Students who choose to deviate from the approved program of study will be held responsible for their actions.
3.4  The program is not obliged to offer any course not regularly offered for a particular semester.