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2018-2019 University Catalog 
2018-2019 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Community Development, BS

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Bachelor of Science in Community Development

The Community Development program provides current and prospective community development practitioners with a foundation based on theory, skill development, and practice to address the challenges of today’s urban and rural neighborhoods and communities.

Students learn and understand how Community Development is the intersection of public health, public safety, education, government, economic development, environment, transportation and housing, and how they all work in concert through course work and field work. The Community Development program provides students with the understanding of how theory connects (or disconnects) to practice and also how policy drives systems change. Community Development graduates gain the expertise and ability to become agents of change to positively impact the community development profession. At least half of major courses must be completed at RWU.

Major Electives

Major Electives (12 credits)

Select one additional course from the area of community development. The remaining three courses may be selected from Community Development or other fields with advisor approval.

Core Curriculum 30 credits

Includes two writing courses (including, Expository Writing or the equivalent); a Mathematics skills course; Effective Speaking Across Audiences (IDS 210) and Cultural Awareness in a Global Society (IDS 150); and at least one approved course from each of the following categories: Natural Science, Humanities, Fine Arts, Social Science, and additional liberal arts electives for a total of 30 credits.

  Electives 54 credits

  Total Credits required to Graduate 120 credits

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