Mar 29, 2023  
2021-2022 Academic Bulletin 
2021-2022 Academic Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sociology, Community and International Development Concentration BS

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Community development workers perform a wide array of tasks that enable communities at the local or international level to change and improve various aspects in the lives of their residents. They work in different settings such as inner city agencies, service-learning organizations, community service organizations, community advocacy groups, etc. Additionally community development workers could work overseas in international relief and development agencies as well as for church-based mission programs.

Total Credits - 124

Admission Requirements

Students qualify for entry into the BS CID when they:

  • Earn a minimum GPA of 2. 00
  • Receive grades of C or better in all required program prerequisite and cognate courses

Additional Information

Completion of this concentration prepares a student for Track 2 within the Master of Science in Community & International Development (MSCID) program, which allows students to finish the degree in one year instead of the usual two.

Computer Policy

In the Behavioral Sciences, the computer is an indispensable tool for collecting and working with data, accessing scientific reports, and for writing and critical thinking. As a result, the Department of Behavioral Sciences requires students to have a laptop computer in order to meet the requirements of the curriculum. Students are responsible for maintaining their computer with the required software appropriate for the courses they are enrolled in as they progress through the curriculum. Use of the computer varies by course.

Student Learning Outcomes

At the end of the program a student will be able to:

  • Think critically about human thought and behavior in individuals, sociocultural and ecological systems.
  • Select credible sources of evidence from the behavioral sciences, and specifically in the area of sociology science.
  • Conduct effective research projects in sociology from design through data interpretation.
  • Apply ethical standards to scholarship and practice in Sociology.
  • Apply principles and skills from Sociology to serve their communities.
  • Write effectively about theories, data, and practice in Sociology.
  • Speak effectively about theories, data, and practice in Sociology.
  • Will prepare a professional plan for life after graduation.
  • Apply principles from Sociology to understand and influence the development of faith across the life span.
  • Know the key themes in relevant areas in Sociology.

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