Algoma University

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Community Economic and Social Development

Algoma University

Field of Study:Development Economics and International Development
Course Based:Yes
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $6,807
International: $20,438


The only undergraduate degree of its kind in Canada, the Community, Economic, and Social Development (CESD) program is available as either a three-year or a four-year Honours program, it integrates several different disciplines, including CESD, Social Work, Sociology, Geography, Economics, and Business Administration. The program includes a 150- hour and a 300-hour field placement in third- and fourth-year, respectively. Students develop a holistic perspective of the world around them and develop the knowledge and understanding to advocate for positive change, fight for economic and social equality, and defend human rights. Our program has a special focus on northern, rural, remote, and Indigenous populations. Graduates are eligible for certification by the Economic Developers Association of Canada (EDAC) and the Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers (CANDO)


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*65
Test Scores:
  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 60] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 213]

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on July 30, 2022