This concentration is designed for practitioners in community development to upgrade their skills and enhance their professional expertise, or for those wishing to enter the field of community development or a related area.
Total Major Credits 24 credits
Required Courses (15 credits)
|PA||220||Elements and Issues in Community Development|
|PA||350||Housing and Development Skills|
|PA||351||Sustainable Economic and Community Development|
|PA||440||Public Administration Practicum|
(The practicum may be satisfied through either the documentation of community development employment experience or through learning experiences acquired by placement. Since the program was designed in partnership with the Housing Network of Rhode Island, students are expected to satisfy the requirements of the internship with the Housing Network or an affiliated community development organization.)
Major Electives (9 credits)
Select three courses from the areas of leadership and non-profit management, housing, planning and development skills, and community economic and social development, with advisor approval.
University General Education Requirement (30 credits)
Includes various liberal arts electives for a total of 30 credits.
Electives 66 credits
Total Credits required to graduate 120 credits