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B.A Community Development
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Core Courses
Entry Requirements
Career Opportunities
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Programme Overview

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.

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Key Facts

4 year full time or part time: – (120 credits minimum)


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 Proling
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 Bachelors degree.


Career Opportunities

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


Fees & Funding

$280,000 per year

Scholarships are available