2018-2019 Catalog 
    Feb 28, 2020  
2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Rural Community Development, Social and Community Development track, B.S.

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The School of Arts and Sciences offers a major in Rural Community Development. This interdisciplinary degree focuses on equipping students with the skills and abilities to create positive change in the social, economic, political, and cultural aspects of rural communities. The program emphasizes critical thinking skills, cultural understanding, and social responsibility and provides opportunities for hands-on learning and internships. Students are prepared to pursue a variety of career paths in community planning, non-profits, public administration, governmental agencies, chambers of commerce, and agencies serving individuals and families or for graduate study in psychology, sociology, and human services among others.

Core Curriculum: Areas A-E (42 hours)

See ABAC Core Curriculum , using Area D Non-Science option .

Area F Courses: 18 hours

Choose 18 hours from the following list of courses not taken in other areas of the core.

Choose 27 hours from the Following:

General Elective Courses: 9-15 hours

Must be comprised of courses numbered 3000 or above from the major elective course curriculum and not used in the above areas, or GLST 3700A  or GLST 3700B - Global Experiential Learning .

Total Hours Required for the Degree: 120 hours

Plus PHED 1100  and one PE activity course.


  • Students should follow their advisor’s recommendations for appropriate selections in Core Curriculum  Area A1 , Area A2 , and Area D .
  • The maximum number of hours that will be awarded for credit for completion of internships is 9 credit hours.

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