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Bachelor of Community Development

Humber College’s Bachelor of Community Development degree program offers a unique blend of theory and practice-based experience. Students learn how to work effectively in communities, how to build capacity for change, lead projects and advocate for people who face barriers to living a full and productive life.

Quick Facts

 
Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: September 2020
Tuition Fee: CAD 8,710 per semester
Location: Lakeshore Campus (Toronto, Canada)

The first year of the Bachelor of Community Development degree program from Humber College is comprised of a common platform of courses that includes psychology, sociology, human rights, interpersonal communication, counselling and ethics.

The second year of study immerses students in the field of community development including foundational courses which explore leadership and advocacy.

The final two years of the program provide in-depth study of program development and evaluation, advanced issues in community development, social movements, community participatory research, and senior thesis work. Project work is linked to applied and academic fields.

Courses included:

  • Government and Social Welfare
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Principles of Sociology
  • Introduction to Practical Experience
  • Ethics and Moral Theory
  • Counselling: Theory and Practice
  • Group Dynamics
  • Human Rights, Diversity and Social Inclusion

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Career

There is a need for educated community development professionals in a variety of community and social service organizations. Graduates may find strong employment prospects within a variety of settings including non-profit organizations, government organizations, charities, as well as health and education sectors such as:

  • community worker
  • Aboriginal outreach worker
  • social entrepreneur
  • community outreach worker
  • community investment manager
  • environmental justice worker
  • anti-poverty worker
  • community development officer
  • participatory action researcher
  • volunteer co-ordinator

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