BABA General Studies Specialization: International Development and Humanitarian Assistance

The International Development and Humanitarian Assistance (IDH) area of specialization provides UF students with the foundation, understanding, and knowledge necessary to productively contribute in international nonprofit organizations, private businesses, and public sector organizations involved with international development, human rights, or humanitarian assistance. For career information visit the UF Career Connections Center.


Students are required to have a minimum of four classes totaling 12 hours at the 3000-4000 level. Three required courses are listed below, allowing for one elective course option. Students must maintain a minimum 2.0 area of specialization GPA. Be sure to check course prerequisite requirements. Visit the Undergraduate Catalog Courses page to find more details for each course.

Required courses (must take all 3):

  • AEB 4282 International Human Assistance (Spring only; 3 credits)
  • AEB 4283 International Development Policy (Fall only; 3 credits; prerequisites: AEB 3103 or AEB 2014 or ECO 2013 or ECO 2023)
  • AEB 3671 Comparative World Agriculture (Fall & Spring; 3 credits)

Elective courses (choose 1):

  • URP 3001 Cities of the World (3 credits)
  • Any 3000/4000-level AFS, or LAS course excluding 4905 (3 credits)

Contact Information

You are always welcome to meet with an advisor in the Heavener School of Business, however, advising specifically related to International Development and Humanitarian Assistance is available through the Food and Resource Economics Department in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. For registration, scheduling, and area-specific questions, please contact:

Danielle Shu
McCarty Hall A 1170

Minor Option

A minor is available in this area of specialization. To complete the minor students must earn 15 credit hours with a minimum of a 2.0 cumulative GPA and a C or better in AEB4282 and AEB4283. You can find out more about the International Development and Humanitarian Assistance minor in the Undergraduate Catalog.