Rural Development focuses on strengthening rural economies and social structures to promote financial independence and improved quality of life for rural communities. BA in Rural and Community Development program strives to prepare students and professionals to understand, evaluate, and apply economic and business practices to empower rural communities to build a healthy and sustainable economy. The degree program will familiarize students with key issues of rural development through a practical focus on environmental management, economics and trade, challenges of rural society, law and governance, health care access and disease prevention, and information management. After completing a degree in Rural Development, students will have a thorough practical knowledge of rural development issues and be able to effectively tailor and apply their knowledge to confront local challenges and promote development and sustained growth.
Employment Opportunities (Career Paths)
Graduates will have the knowledge and expertise to pursue careers in a wide range of areas including economic and business development in rural communities, environmental management, community planning, agricultural policy, marketing and regulation, trade and development, rural policy development, food security, ood distribution and logistics. Students completing the Rural and Community Development program will be equipped to work as development professionals in local and national governmental agencies, non-governmental organizations, and private enterprises and business ventures.
The BA in Rural and Community Development will prepare students for challenging and exciting careers such as:
» Project Administrators
» Outreach Workers & Field Supervisors
» External consultants
» Rural Agricultural Planners
» Rural Business Developments
ETC.... The best places you can work are NGOS AND INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS LIKE THE UN AND ITS SISTER ORGANIZATIONS.