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SDSU's M.S. in Community Development

Community Development deals with challenges faced by communities in the United States and other countries, particularly those in rural areas. Global economic restructuring and the devolution of government services have produced an environment in which Community Developers are called on to think and act in innovative ways.


Community Development is a progressive field, actively promoting positive social, economic, cultural and environmental change. It encourages people to see the "whole picture," engaging citizens in democratic decision making and action. As a student in the Community Development degree program, you have the opportunity to study with leading educators and researchers representing diverse fields including Community and Regional Planning, Architecture, Sociology, Native American Studies, Economics and Natural Resources.

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System General Education Requirements

Below are the SD Board of Regents System Goal Requirements for graduation.  To see the full list of courses that meet each goal, simply click on the links below:

Goal #1:  Students will write effectively and responsibly and will understand and interpret the written expression of 

Goal #2:  Students will communicate effectively and responsibly through listening and speaking.

Goal #3:  Students will understand the organization, potential, and diversity of the human community through study of
                 the social sciences.

Goal #4:  Students will understand the diversity and complexity of the human experience through study of the fine arts 
                 and humanities.

Goal #5:  Students will understand and apply fundamental mathematical processes and reasoning.

Goal #6:  Students will understand the fundamental principles of the natural sciences and apply scientific methods of 
                 inquiry to investigate the natural world.

Goal #7:  Students will recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, organize, critically evaluate, 
                 and effectively use information from a variety of sources with intellectual integrity. 

To See the complete document regarding Baccalaureate General Education Curriculum, please see South Dakota Board of Regents policy number 2:7.

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