Bachelor of Arts in Development Studies

Main Campus

Development Studies is a multidisciplinary course that seeks to prepare students to go into the communities and be catalysts of socio-economic empowerment by working with communities to improve their living conditions in a sustainable manner. It is about empowering individuals and communities to initiate changes that will lead to holistic wellbeing-spiritual, physical, economic, and social. Graduates of BADS find opportunities to work in CBOs, NGOs, FBOs, County Governments, the National Government as well as International Development Agencies/Organizations.

  • Why BADS at AIU?
  • Suitable environment for learning-serene campus located in Karen
  • Flexible learning modules-both Physical and Remote learning
  • Competent Lecturers with wide teaching and practical experiences
  • Good blend of theory and practice -every year students proceed for field visits to a development project/organization.
  • Deliberate career guidance and mentorship offered to students
  • Very interactive and participatory teaching style due to manageable class sizes.
  • Opportunities to participate in international students’ exchange programmes
  • Program Learning Outcomes
    Students who successfully complete the programme of study for the Bachelor of Arts in Development Studies are able to:
  • Design, implement and manage development services that meet the needs of clients
  • Apply concepts and principles in research and sustainable development.
  • Apply ethical and strategic leadership and social responsibility in the workplace.
  • Mobilize, organize and use available resources to solve community and organisational problems
  • Entry requirements
  • The minimum requirement of Grade C+ must be attained at the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Examination (KCSE) or its equivalent and additional requirements specified for each academic program,
  • Applicants with relevant diploma from an institution recognized by the University Senate
  • What you can become-Career Pathways
  • Upon graduating with a BA in Development Studies degree, several exciting career options opens up including working as: Community development workers, Project officers, project managers, Project Coordinators, Advocacy and Campaign officers, Monitoring and evaluation officers, social workers amongst others. Graduates go on to work with the National Government, County governments, International Development Organizations, Non-Governmental Organizations, Faith based organizations, Community Based Organizations and other Civil Society Organizations (CSOs)
  • Embrace the AIU Advantage
  • Undertaking your BA in Development Studies is not simply about graduating with a university degree. It is about being equipped with knowledge, skills and competencies that will lead you into a rewarding career as change agent in your community, country and the globe. Join the BADS programme today and begin an exciting and transformative journey to being a world class development professional.
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