Certificate in Community Development
Fort Hays State University

Program Details

The Certificate in Community Development is an online sociology degree from Fort Hays State University.  This sociology program provides a base of community theory.  Students gain technical skills such as strategic planning, focus group research, and small group dynamics.  You will learn to address real-world community issues and problems through such courses as:
  • Community Theory and Development
  • Social Demography
  • Rural and Urban Sociology
  • Grant Writing
Graduates are prepared to enter this rapidly expanding field that addresses social, physical, and economic changes in neighborhoods and communities.


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • SAT/ACT scores may be required for applicants under 21 years of age

School Accreditation Statement

Higher Learning Commission