Certificate in Community Development

Community DevelopmentAre you interested in becoming an engaged citizen and a leader for social change locally and globally? If so then Brescia’s Community Development Program may be the undergraduate program for you. Through community service-learning, you will develop the skills you need to connect life experiences to more theoretical classroom study. Through our student-centred and responsive teaching style, you will be challenged to become engaged and socially responsible citizens, as well as compassionate leaders.

The Community Development Program at Brescia will provide you with a solid grounding in the principles, practices, methods, laws, and policies relevant to community development. You will be involved in placements or projects in the community as an interactive component to your academic study. You will be given opportunities to learn and apply community development skills in real world settings. Finally, you will have the opportunity to expand your study to the global community, if you wish to.

The Certificate in Community Development is offered through the Department of Sociology and Brescia University. Students in professional programs may pursue the Certificate concurrently with their degree program. All Community Development courses may count towards your undergraduate program. This program has a number of required courses, including a practicum course, equivalent to three courses, and two optional courses to be selected from an approved interdisciplinary list.  For more specific course information, please see the Western University Academic Calendar.

If you are ready for an empowering, student-centred Certificate  program that bridges the classroom with the community, think about Community Development at Brescia.