BACHELOR OF ARTS IN DEVELOPMENT STUDIES
The Bachelor of Arts in Development Studies course (BADS) is one of the most popular multidisciplinary programmes offered at the University of Dodoma. It seeks to produce competent graduates who are the most sought-after in the labour market. The programme addresses the most important issues in the world today, including development, poverty, inequality as well as sustainable development, focussing on the local and international contexts. In that regard the programme equips students with skills and understanding of various theories, practice and activities which are useful to facilitate inclusive and holistic focused development.
What and how will you learn?
Students shall learn how to address development challenges in both public and private socioeconomic ventures and production services. Learning shall be in the form of lectures, class assignments, presentations, field practical training, etc..
Entry requirements for Bachelor Of Arts In Development Studies course
Direct entry qualifications
Two principal passes in the following subjects at A-level: History, Geography, Kiswahili, English Language, French, Arabic, Fine Art, Economics, Commerce, Accountancy, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Advanced Mathematics, Agriculture, Computer science or Nutrition.
Equivalent entry qualifications
Diploma in Development Studies, agriculture, forestry, Social Work, Sociology, Accountancy, Business Administration, Commerce, Taxation, Customs and Tax Management, Banking and Finance, Financial Administration, Accounting, Procurement and Supplies Management or Public Sector Finance Management with an average of “B’’ or a minimum GPA of 3.0. In addition, an applicant must have four passes at O-level.
Our graduates from this degree programme are very competitive in the labour market. Most of them find good positions in the Government, NGOs as well as private institutions where they work as Development Officers, Development Consultants, Community Development personnel, Project coordinators, Researchers, etc. Some continue into graduate degree and receive their Masters and PhDs and enter the academic career path.