Bachelor of Science in Civic and Regional Development

For more information about Civic and Regional Development, email or contact any member of the Justice and Community Studies faculty.

The Civic and Regional Development program offers professional administrative, analytical, communication, and leadership training to prepare students to work in nonprofit organizations, service agencies, philanthropic and development organizations, and local government. During their practicum placements with local organizations, students practice their skills and learn new ones in multiple learning environments.

Program Requirements

Core Courses
CRD 201Theories of Civic Leadership and Democracy3
CRD 202Introduction to Nonprofits and NGOs3
CRD 301Community-Based Practicum I3
CRD 302Community-Based Practicum II3
CRD 401Capstone in Civic and Regional Development3
ENG 413/ENG 513Grant and Proposal Writing3
POL 368State and Local Government and Politics3
Organizational Leadership
Select six hours of the following: 16
Introduction to Marketing
Introduction to Management I
Introduction to Human Resources Management
Personal Organizational Skills
Financial Information for Managers
Leadership Decision Skills
Issues of Communities, Families, Societies, and Inequalities
Select two courses from at least two departments: 26-7
Intercultural Relations
Identity, Race, Gender, Class
Social Anthropology
Applied Anthropology
Race and Criminal Justice
Economic Perspectives on Inequality in America
Sociocultural Studies in Education
Serving and Supporting Children, Youth, and Families I
Geography of Urban Diversity
Family Poverty
Sociology of Families
Race and Ethnic Relations
Social Stratification
Introduction to Women's Studies
Community and Community-Based Advocacy and Development
Select two courses from two departments: 36
Community Corrections
Alternatives to Corrections
Geographic Information Systems
Self and Society
Administrative Law
Advanced Interpersonal Communication
Introduction to Organizational Communication
Strategic Communication Planning
Total Credit Hours39-40

 Only one course can be taken at the 100 level.


 The second course cannot be taken in either of the departments from a cross-listed course.


 At least one of the two courses must be a Communications course.