The minor program in Development Management, offered by the Development Studies Program, involves the application of management principles and practices to the context of social development. This is offered in response to the increasing need for good managers working with social development institutions – managers who do not only have a mastery of development concepts but also management skills that will make them effective change agents. 

The minor in Development and the Law will ground the students on the relationship between the law and various aspects of development such as social and environmental legislation, law and macro-economic stability, human rights and humanitarian action. The minor is mounted for students interested in potential careers in law, policy, politics, and research. Its critical assessment of the legal process will also be useful for those who intend to pursue development work.

The Minor in Health and Development equips students with the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to make them effective change agents in the public health sector. Since there are very few multidisciplinary training opportunities in health and development, graduates of this minor program will be in a unique position to build their careers through multilateral, national and local public health bureaucracies, public health consultancies, non-government organizations specializing in public health or health policy organizations.

The Minor in Humanitarian Action is catered for students who envision a thrilling career in the field of disaster response, relief operations, and humanitarian work in general.  By drawing from an interdisciplinary set of courses, the minor will expose students to various theoretical and practical approaches necessary in providing timely and relevant interventions in emergency situations.  The minor also recognizes that humanitarian work is necessarily tied to development planning so communities are built back better.

The Minor/ Specilalization in Urban and Regional Development aims to attract students who see a career in policy-making and planning related to urbanization and regional development. For students who plan to take applied postgraduate degrees in planning, this minor will be an ideal starting point. Rather than direct vocational training, it will expose students to the various debates and theories of development from various fields such as geography, poitical economy, and history. This holistic approach will hopefully help produce planners who are not only technically proficient, but also broad in their social outlook.