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Curriculum Overview

For the B.S. degree in Community, Environment and Development, a minimum of 120 credits is required.

Foundation Level I Courses (40 credits)

Foundation (Level I) courses introduce key concepts in economics and sociology, and examine how these disciplines contribute to the basic content knowledge of community and economic development and environmental economics and sociology.

Level II Courses (18-20 credits)

Level II coursework extends the content knowledge mastered in Level I to address the interrelationships between environment and natural resources and community and economic development.

Coursework in Methods, Quantification and Communication is also required, including Geographical Information Systems and Geographical Information Analysis, statistics and survey research methods.

CED Specialization Options (30 credits)

Students specialize in an option that further allows them to develop skills and competencies matching their specific education and career goals. Additional coursework includes General Education coursework and 12 credits to fulfill the required CED specialization. Specializations are individualized, with students designing his or her specialization in collaboration with an academic adviser.

Additional Courses (28-30 credits)

Additional general education courses in the natural sciences, arts, humanities and health and physical activities are required for the major. Course selections are are also required to fulfill the writing intensive course requirement and the intercultural and international competence requirements.