Certificate in Community Development

Astonishing social and economic change presents urban, suburban, and rural neighborhoods and communities with uncertain futures and great challenges. Some urban neighborhoods and rural communities are scrambling to stem population out-migration, while others are dealing with population growth and urban sprawl. Community development is a fast-growing field of employment that addresses the social, physical, and economic revitalization and/or restructuring of a neighborhood or community. The Certificate in Community Development provides you with a base of community theory uniquely offered through the Department of Sociology and Social Work, and vital technical skills (such as strategic planning, focus group research, and small group dynamics) to address real-world community issues and problems.

Required Courses:

SOC 679  Community Theory and Development 3 hours
Either:  
SOC 475  Sociology of Urban and Rural Areas 3 hours
or  
SOC 436  Demography 3 hours
And one of the following:  
SOC 670  Grant Proposal Development 3 hours
GSCI 240  Intro to Geographic Information Systems 3 hours
TOTAL HOURS REQUIRED FOR CERTIFICATE   9 hours  



Contact Information

Mike Walker
Fort Hays State University
Custer Hall 300
600 Park Street
Hays, KS 67601-4099
Phone: (785) 628-5563
Email: mwalker@fhsu.edu
Web: Sociology