Strong communities depend on leaders who know how to collaborate with, empower, and educate diverse community constituents.
The BA in community development degree program draws on grassroots and inclusive frameworks, including sustainable development, social and environmental justice, participatory democracy, and social accounting to prepare graduates for jobs in municipal government, nonprofits, advocacy, academia, community organization, and more.
This degree program serves students seeking to enter the workforce immediately upon graduation as well as those who chose to go on to graduate study.
The MPS program in community development practice trains existing and future practitioners in approaches to developing healthy, sustainable, and resilient communities. The program provides students with historical and theoretical foundations, applied research skills, and core competencies centered around community building, development practices, and the facilitation of democratic and cross-sector collaboration toward social innovation and community solutions. This program allows students to establish an emphasis on topics like housing and economic development, education, social and environmental justice, health, and sustainability, drawing from the extensive expertise of ASU faculty.