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Program Details

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.


  • 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).

Accreditation & Licensing

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