Community, Environment, and Development Major
An interdisciplinary social science degree designed for students to develop the knowledge and critical skills needed to work with individuals, communities, governments, and organizations to solve the tough problems facing society today.
Three options are available for students:
- Community and Economic Development Option
- Environmental Economics and Policy Option
- International Development Option
The Community, Environment and Development (CED) major emphasizes that development strategies need to consider the environmental impacts of human choices. CED also recognizes that environment and natural resources influence the well-being of people and their communities–-from global to local.
The major provides students with the theoretical background as well as a set of important tools and techniques to understand and tackle these important issues in the U.S. and internationally.
The overarching goal of CED is to form a critical mass of scholars, leaders, and doers able to solve the development-environment challenge.