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Community Development

This program is designed to prepare students for careers in nonprofit and governmental organizations as administrators, designers, planners, researchers, and technicians. The program helps students link knowledge with cutting-edge practice so they can influence the social, economic, cultural, and political forces that affect the well-being of communities. The program draws upon the expertise of faculty members from a variety of disciplines including art, civil and environmental engineering, cultural studies, education, environmental science and policy, geography, landscape architecture, regional and urban planning, and sociology, among others. Students typically specialize in one of the following areas: community design and planning, community health, housing and economic development, sustainable agriculture, sustainable development, transnationalism and immigration, and youth development.

Degree(s) Available: 
Master of Science