The Global Development Studies (GDS) Program offers an interdisciplinary minor that focuses on the transformations associated with development. Since development entails transformations at the individual, local, national, and global levels, the program consists of courses that address multiple thematic and regional dimensions of development processes.

Namibia village housing

Puget Sound has partnered with the United States Peace Corps to launch the Puget Sound Peace Corps Prep Program. Among national colleges with fewer than 5,000 undergraduate students, Puget Sound consistently ranks among the top five in the number of alumni serving in the Peace Corps.

2018 GDS student group

Students pursuing the Global Development Studies minor come from several disciplinary backgrounds and are active in a wide variety of co-curricular activities.