Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science degree with an Option in Community Development prepares students for work in the public sector or human services area. Graduates go on to careers in political office, the public health professions, directing community education and more. Courses focus on the general theory and practice of community along with interaction of community institutions in a community setting. The Community Services concentration prepares students for employment at community agencies, for providing community services and for work in non-profit organizations; many of the courses are focused in sociology. The Public Administration concentration is for those wishing to work in local, state or federal government positions; many of the courses are centered on political science. The Health Sciences concentration focuses on health awareness and promotion along with disease prevention. The Bachelor of Science degree with an option in Community Development is based on 124 semester hours of credit and is available online.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    Requirements

    • Must hold a high school diploma with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 or a GED. If your GPA is less than 2.0 conditional admission may be considered. 
    • If you are transferring to CMU, you must possess a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0. You will be ineligible for consideration for at least one semester if your GPA is less than 2.0.
    • Official high school transcript, GED test score, or official transcript from previous institution(s).

    School Overview

    Central Michigan University is located in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, and was originally founded in 1892 as a school for teachers and business education. Today, CMU is the fourth largest institution in Michigan and is also among the 100 largest public universities nationally.

    Two hundred academic programs are available at CMU at the undergraduate, master’s, specialist and doctoral levels, including nationally recognized programs in entrepreneurship, journalism, music, audiology, teacher education, psychology and physician assistant. Academic divisions include:

    • the College of Business Administration
    • the College of Communication and Fine Arts
    • the College of Education and Human Services
    • the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions
    • the College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences
    • the College of Medicine
    • the College of Science and Engineering
    • the College of Graduate Studies

    Central Michigan University has offered degree programs through its Global Campus unit to working adults for more than 40 years. The University operates a network of CMU Learning Centers in more than 50 locations throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. Programs are offered at the undergraduate, masters, specialist and doctoral levels, including non-degree certifications.

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