Community and Economic Development

The Community and Economic Development area of study explores how community and government leaders work together to build critical organizations and partnerships, such as community-based services, arts centers, downtown businesses and a variety of urban renewal and redevelopment projects.

Area of Study Requirements Credits
Required 3
  • Community and Economic Development & Leadership
Students may select three of the following: 9
  • Leading Strategic Change in Public Service
  • Principles of Economic Development
  • Networking for Effective Community Development
  • Population, Land Use & Municipal Finance
  • Methods & Techniques for Community Economic Development
  • Practical Grant Writing




Total 12 credits

Learning Outcomes for this Area of Study

  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the issues in community development
  • Summarize the policies that influence community development decisions approaches and analyze how they are applied
  • Compare and contrast how different tools are applied to solve community economic development problems