Community Development

The community development concentration will require the student to complete the business core curriculum while also completing a significant number of courses from the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences. A student completing the requirements for this degree will have many opportunities in both the non-profit and traditional business sectors.  The primary focus of this degree is to allow a student to use his/her business background to improve the lives of families in communities around the world. 

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In addition to the required General Education courses, students choosing the community development concentration as their program of study will complete the following courses:


Business Administration Core Courses

ACT 2210 Principles of Accounting I 3
ACT 2220 Principles of Accounting II 3
BUS 3020 Statistics for Business I 3
BUS 3030 Principles of Management and Organizational Behavior 3
BUS 4030 Business Finance 3
BUS 4040 Business Law I 3
BUS 4110 Business Policies 3
ECO 2000 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECO 2010 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECO 3070 Global Economy 3
MKT 3100 Principles of Marketing 3


Community Development Concentration Courses

BUS 4510 Career Internship in Business Administration 3
SJS 3010 Introduction to Community Development 3
SOC 3300 Urban Sociology 3
SWK 1200 Introduction to Social Work 3
SWK 2250 Introduction to Community Service 3
SWK 4200 Working with Communities & Organizations 3
    Choose one of the following: 3
SJS 4010 Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship  
SJS 4020 Principles of Nonprofit Administration & Management  
    Choose one of the following: 3
ECO 3500 Economics of Poverty & Public Policy  
SWK 3500 Social Welfare Policy  
    Choose one of the following: 3
SOC 3200 Social Problems  
ECO 3300 Economic Development  
    Choose one of the following: 3
SOC 3350 U.S. Cultural & Ethnic Diversity (3)  OR  
COM 2020 Principles of Intercultural Communication (2)  AND  
COM 2030 Practicum in Intercultural Literacy (1)  
    Choose one of the following: 2 or 3
ITI 1900 Business Information Technology (2) OR  
ITI 2020 Spreadsheets and Databases (3)