Do you have a talent for recognizing the needs of others, uncovering the root of problems, and being an agent of change? Perhaps you are majoring in a different field but want to direct your work toward issues related to global poverty or disadvantaged populations. If so, a minor in international development could be the perfect fit, allowing you to gain expertise in another area while building a foundation and understanding about global development initiatives.
PLNU's international development minor will expose you to a wide range of coursework, from business and economics to philosophy, political science, and sociology. You will be invited to seek new and better ways to serve others in need as you dive into conversation surrounding poverty, human rights, war, economic growth, race, gender, globalization, community health, and more. You will also have the option to incorporate a study abroad in a developing country as part of your experience. Whichever classes you choose, you will learn how to use business to alleviate poverty through sustainable and empowering ways.
International development minors also have access to a valuable resource in the Center for International Development (CID). If you are looking for mentorship, networking events, internships, jobs, or study abroad information, the CID has an abundance of resources for you to explore. Overall, the CID and other opportunities through the Fermanian School of Business offer you many ways to get involved and pursue your passions.