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

Credit Hours Needed to Complete Goal:  6 hours

 Prefix  Number  Title of Course  Credit Hours
 A&S  121/121L  Science: Core of Discovery I             4
 A&S  123/123L  Science: Core of Discovery II             4
 BIOL  101/101L  Biology Survey I and Lab           3-4
 BIOL  103/103L  Biology Survey II and Lab           3-4
 BIOL  151/151L  General Biology I and Lab             4
 BIOL  153/153L  General Biology II and Lab             4
 BIOL  165/165L  General Zoology/Lab             4
 BIOL  200/200L  Animal Diversity/Lab             4
 BIOL/BOT  201/201L  General Botany/Lab           3-4
 BIOL  211/211L  Environmental Biology             3
 CHEM  106/106L  Chemistry Survey and Lab             4
 CHEM  107/107L  Organic and Biochemistry Survey/Lab             4
 CHEM  108/108L  Organic & Biochemistry/Lab             5
 CHEM  112/112L  General Chemistry I and Lab             4
 CHEM  114/114L  General Chemistry II and Lab             4
 CHEM  115/115L  Atomic & Molecular Structure/Lab


 CHEM  116/116L  Honors Principles of Chemistry             4
 CHEM  120/120L  Elementary Organic Chemistry             4
 CHEM  127/127L  Structure & Function of Organic Molecules


 ESCI  101/101L  Principles of Earth Science I             4
 ESCI  103/103L  Principles of Earth Science II             4
 GEOG  131/131L  Physical Geography I             4
 GEOG  132/132L  Physical Geography II             4
 GEOL  101/101L  General Geology             3
 GEOL  201/201L  Physical Geology and Lab             4
 GEOL  203/203L  Historical Geology             3
 PHGY  220/220L  Human Anatomy/Physiology I             4
 PHGY  230/230L  Human Anatomy/Physiology II             4
 PHYS  101/101L  Survey of Physics/Lab           3-4
 PHYS  111/111L  Intro to Physics I and Lab           3-4
 PHYS  113/113L  Intro to Physics II and Lab           3-4
 PHYS  185/185L  Intro to Astronomy I/Lab             3
 PHYS  187/187L  Intro to Astronomy II/Lab             3
 PHYS  211/211L  University Physics I and Lab           4-5
 PHYS  213/213L  University Physics II and Lab           4-5
 PS  213/213L  Soils             3
 PS  243/244  Principles of Geology             3

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