ESST (Bachelor of Community Development)

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The full degree is 120 hours or the equivalent of ten courses a year (3 hours each) for four years. Transfer students are awarded credits for past work based on an individualized review process.

Overview of Requirements for BCD with Environmental and Sustainability Studies

  1. Community Development Core Courses (39h). Can substitute ESST 2003 for RECR 2523, and ESST 3003 for RECR 2523 based on advice of the program. 
  2. Community Development Professional Electives (12 h)
  3. Management Core Courses (18h)
  4. Environmental and Sustainability Studies Core Courses: ESST 1003, ESST 1023, ESST 4003 (9 h)
  5. One Core Concentration Course (3 h) based on a choice of one of four concentration areas
  6. Four concentration courses (12 h) based on choices for the concentration according to the following lists.


    • Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Sustainability: Busi 1703, 2733, 3753, 4553, 4613, 4633, 4963, Econ 2713,
    3313, Educ 42A3, 42B3, Esst 2013, Envs 3113, 3423, Hist 2283, Idst 2213, 2706, Phil 2303, Recr 2033

    • Environmental Advocacy, Education and Activism: Busi 2763, 4633, Crel 2413, Econ 2713, 3713, Educ 42A3, 42B3, Envs 3423, Hist 2283, 3383, Idst 2213, Phil 2303, Pols 3213, 3483, 3543, 3883, 4603, 4843, Recr 2033, 3563, Soci 2413, 2563, 3223

    • Environmental Thought and Practice: Busi 2763, 4633, Crel 2413, Econ 2713, Educ 42A3, Engl 3523, 3533, Envs 1643, 3113, 3313, Esst 2013, Hist 2283, 3383, Pols 3213, 3483, 3543, 3883, 4843, Recr 2033, 3443, 3563, 3573, Soci 3223 

    • Sustainable Community Development: Biol 3363, 4423, Busi 2733, 2763, 3723, 3753, Econ 2713, Envs 1643, 3423, Esst 2013, Hist 2283, Hist 3383, Nutr 1513, Phil 2303, Pols 3213, 3483, 3543, 4603, 4843, Recr 1233, 3143, 3563, 3573, 4083, Soci 2413, 2563 

  7. Three courses (9 h) selected from the lists for the other three concentrations listed above. At least 3 of these credit hours must be taken from the 3000 and/or 4000 levels.
  8. Six courses (18 h) of elective courses.
  9. Community Development Non-Credit Courses
  10. Program/GPA Requirement