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Sustainable Community Development

Signature Courses
Awakening Citizens to Community Engagement for Beneficial Change
Sustainability,the Environment,and the Arts

If you're passionate about our environment and the role humans play within it - you'll have a place in this online bachelors degree program.  

The Bachelor of Arts in Sustainable Community Development is designed to give students a home for their personal vision of how to design and implement measures that create or restore communities. The program defines community as humans and all other resident life forms of local ecosystems and the habitats that support all life.  Students study the physical environment of their community, the values, practices, and needs of humans who reside there, and the influences of, and access points to, relevant government and private enterprises whose activities affect the well-being of the community. Projects done throughout the program will distill from studies and be designed to address authentic needs in the student’s community. Students may focus on rural or urban settings.

We also offer accelerated pathways into our online masters degree in environmental studies and sustainability so that you can take your education to the next level. Explore online masters degrees.

 

  • A strong foundation in the liberal arts with a foundation in critical thinking and creative problem-solving by engaging in a broad, interwoven range of models of inquiry
  • Ecological literacy that is based on an understanding of natural systems, and an examination of human impact on the integrity of those systems and the diversity of life
  • Global cultural literacy that involves both an academic and a personal understanding of the depth of our interdependence as human beings and communities
  • The skills and dispositions involved in lifelong learning include curiosity, transfer, independence, initiative, and reflection
  • Skills for inquiry, analysis, and synthesis that include the capacity to use research techniques, mathematics, and other qualitative and quantitative scholarly methods
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