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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, Environment, and Development (CED) is a major that prepares students for a multitude of careers. Graduates of CED are employed at non-profit organizations, NGOs, financial institutions, local farmer's markets, and major corporations. The CED major also prepares students for graduate school or law school.

During their academic career, students have the opportunity to study economics, sociology, rural sociology, political science, environmental science, and mathematics. There is much reflection, discussion, debating, and writing. Students will also work together on case studies, read academic journals, and develop a 12-credit specialization.

Students who have an interest in one or more of the following:

  • Sociology
  • Political Science
  • Economics
  • Environmental Resource Management

have often found a home with CED. This major is also conducive for a concurrent major.

If you have a student that is interested in one or all of these majors, consider CED as a choice. Our Undergraduate Office is happy to meet with them, as well as our CED faculty, and CED Program Coordinator.