Graduates of Development studies have opportunities to work as: Development planners in government and non-government agencies; development managers at the local level organizations such as Faith Based Organizations, Community Based Organizations and Civil Society Organizations.
At regional and global level, they can find work as policy formulators for government and nongovernmental organizations e.g. ministries, private service organizations, professional associations, UN agencies etc. They can also work as religious organizations development workers, programme monitoring and evaluation officers and consultancy work. In addition, they can be university researchers and lecturers.
Community Outreach and Other Activities
The department of Development Studies has encouraged students to reach out to communities through a student led initiative: Mission for Civic Awareness and Health (MICAH).
Students’ Study Trips
The students of Bachelor of Development Studies make at least one study trip to any part of the country or East Africa. So far, they have visited Nairobi, Jinja, Mukono, Buikwe, Gulu, Nebbi,Kasese , Kabale, Bugiri and Kapchorwa on learning trips.
The programme attracts a diversity of students from across Africa: Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, D.R. Congo, South Sudan, Nigeria and Zimbabwe, among others. This gives students an opportunity to get exposure to international experiences.
Department of Development Studies
Faculty of Social Sciences
Uganda Christian University
P.O Box 4, Mukono
Tel: 031 235 0800