BA in Community Studies (Online)
About the Community Studies Major
The Community Studies major is an academic field dedicated to the study of forces that shape communities in a changing world. You will study the human experience in a variety of community settings including geographic, social, cultural, virtual, and collective interest groups.
What Students Gain
This major is designed to increase students' knowledge of a range of social groups – their histories, cultures, economic and political systems, and environmental concerns. The program integrates the social sciences, humanities, and applied sciences to infuse a transdisciplinary understanding of society.
Career and Academic Potential
The Community Studies degree completion program readies students to be effective organizers and leaders in communities in which they live and work. Graduates of the program will acquire the skills and critical knowledge they will need to strengthen civil society in national and international settings. Graduates have forged careers within both public and private sectors, often in community service agencies and other nonprofit organizations.
Many graduates have pursued advanced studies in law, environmental work, public policy, urban planning, community organizing, human and environmental rights, nonprofit management, healthcare, social policy, ethnic studies, and education. Others have pursued graduate work in traditional disciplines- including anthropology, political science and sociology.
The Online BA Degree Completion Program is a collaborative endeavor between the College of Public and Community Service (CPCS) and the College of Advancing and Professional Studies (CAPS) and is offered online.