Community Development, BA

University of Massachusetts Boston

Date Posted: July 10, 2020
Submitted by: Tessie Devlin
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Baccalaureate degree


Community development is a multi-disciplinary field based in the social sciences. In UMass Boston's Community Development program students can customize their focus of study drawing on a breadth of disciplines to focus on issues at the intersection of the environment and economic development, community health, and planning.

Learning Outcomes

After completing your requirements in the BA in community development you will have a firm grounding in the multiple fields that contribute to empowering communities through environmentally sound and sustainable economic development and programming that ensures community health and prosperity. You will have the critical thinking skills necessary to develop and manage community programs and the analytical skills required to advance new strategies and actions in support of a sustainable and just future.

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