Bachelor of Science (B.S.) With an Option in Community Development
Areas of Study (24 hours)
Students must demonstrate competence in each of the following areas of study by successfully completing course work or other learning experiences for which college-level credit is granted.
Area 1 - The General Theory and Practice of Community
Area 2 - Interaction of Community Institutions in a Community Setting
Area 3 - Methods Appropriate for Studying Community Behavior and the Implementation and Evaluation of Community Programs
Area 4 - Organization Theory and Leadership, Interpersonal Relationships, Communication, and Group Dynamics
The primary purpose of the Bachelor of Science with an Option in Community Development is to provide education for persons required to function effectively in various community organiza- tions. The program allows for a general education, for a broad education in community development, and for the development of specialized expertise in specified professional fields.
General Education Requirements (50 hours)
All students must complete 50 semester hours of work in general education which reflect each of the following (work may be demon- strated by successfully completing course work or other learning experiences for which college-level credit is granted):
Insight and Appreciation Organization and Communication of Ideas Physical Environment and Biological Inheritance Social Inheritance and Responsibilities
Specialized Studies (12 hours)
Concentrations (see page 61) Select one of the following concentrations:
Community Development Option: Concentration in Public Administration
Community Development Option: Concentration in Recreation
Community Development Option: Concentration in Community Services
Community Development Option: Concentration in Health Sciences
Electives (0-38 hours)
The number of elective hours will vary depending upon the requirements for the option.
Minimum Totals for Graduation: 124 hours
To graduate from CMU you must complete a minimum of 124 hours, at least 40 of which must be in courses numbered 300 or above.
Please note: The combination of some majors and minors may require more than 124 hours for graduation.
No more than 27 hours may be taken from the College of Business Administration. These hours include both busi- ness transfer credits and credits earned at Central Michigan University.
You should read the Requirements for Graduation in this Bulletin for a complete description.