Bachelor of Arts in Community Development (BA)

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Program Description

Bachelor of Arts in Community Development (BA)

The Degree in Community Development equips and empower groups of people by providing them with the requisite skills to effect change in their own communities. Community developers must be knowledgeable in both how to work with individuals and how to affect communities' positions within the context of larger social institutions. Community Development Exchange defines Community Development as: “the process of developing active and sustainable communities based on social justice and mutual respect. It is about influencing power structures to remove the barriers that prevent people from participating in the issues that affect their lives.

Core Courses

  • Introduction to Community Development
  • Introduction to Mediation
  • Mature Personhood
  • Project Development and Mgmt
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • The Family and Community
  • Introduction Psychology
  • Community Profiling
  • Service Learning and Volunteerism
  • HR Management
  • Civil Society and Governance
  • Jamaican Society
  • Leadership and Group Dynamics
  • Children and Youth
  • Gender and Development
  • Counselling Community Change

Entry Requirements

Persons with five (5) CSEC or GCE subjects, including English may gain entry to the full Bachelor's degree.

Career Opportunities

  • Social Workers
  • Community/Church workers
  • Community upliftment executive
  • working with NGO’s
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Local Government worker
  • Job Placement practitioner
  • working in investment firms

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Last updated Apr 2019

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