International Development Option

If you see yourself working in the international development field in the future, this option will help you build an essential understanding of development processes.

For prospective students and those enrolled since Summer 2018:

For students enrolled prior to Summer 2018:

Students selecting the CED International Development (CED-ID) option gain increased understanding of choices for enhancing the well-being of people in developing countries while maintaining the natural environment.

Career Prospects

Students selecting this option may pursue jobs with the Peace Corps, with international and country nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), with government agencies or consulting firms, or attend graduate school or a professional school (law school, or international professional degrees such as Penn State’s School of International Affairs).  

International Study

Students pursuing this option may be particularly interested in pursuing CED international study experiences offered in collaboration with the college's International Programs Office, in spending a semester pursuing international study abroad through the University Office of Global Programs, and/or conducting undergraduate research with internationally recognized CED faculty.  Students in CED-ID can elect to enroll in specialization courses in other higher-level economics or sociology, making them particularly competitive for graduate school.