Bachelors of Community Development 

  • Community Development core courses (39 hrs)
  • Management core courses (18 hrs)
  • Community Development Professional electives to represent an area of study (12 hrs)
  • Arts and Sciences Electives electives  (27 hrs)
  • University electives (24 hrs)
  • Non-credit requirements including Standard First Aid and Professional Conference

A standard one term course typically counts for three hours and the overall degree requires 120 hours or 40 courses over four years. However, some courses are offered in alternative formats, including activity labs that are 1.5 hours. Please consult the Acadia University Calendar for precise details and requirements.

Bachelors of Community Development with Honours 

This degree includes all elements of the Bachelors of Community Development degree plus a major honours thesis/research project across the third and fourth years. This is a challenging program for students who have a particular interest and desire to pursue further learning in a specialty area. Through the honours process, students gain research, problem-solving and writing skills beyond the scope of the BCD degree. It provides a tremendous opportunity to work individually and closely with a faculty supervisor across your third and fourth years.

 The Honours Degree acts as Acadia University's official recognition of exceptional accomplishment. This opportunity may be used to prepare for graduate work, to acquire a further qualification in the profession, or to provide a structured avenue for pursuing academic curiosity. Honours students are top students (a 3.0 GPA is required) who then carry out a challenging project with rigour, depth and excellence. The Honours degree proclaims to the world that you have succeeded in this challenge. 

Honours students have the opportunity to apply for specialized university hounours scholarships to support their research efforts, giving them support to conduct their project in the summer between their third and forth years. Typically students declare their intention to do honours and identify their topics by December of their third year. 

If you are interested in honours but are not clear on the sort of project you might like to pursue, talk to a faculty member who broadly shares interests with you. Do this in your second year or at the start of your third year.

Please consult the Acadia University Calendar for precise details and requirements.

Bachelors of Community Development with Environment and Sustainability Studies

This degree includes all elements of the Bachelors of Community Development with the added specialization of a 2nd major in Environment and Sustainability Studies. Increasingly communities are facing challenges with respect to environment and sustainability issues and new careers and professional roles are multiplying in this area as societies try to come to terms with local and global environmental problems. This new degree equips students with the specialty sustainability background to take on these new challenges. The program consists of: 

  • Community Development and Environment and Sustainability core courses (48 hrs)
  • Management core courses (18 hrs)
  • Community Development Professional electives to represent an area of study (12 hrs) 
  • Eniviironmental and Sustainability Concentration Elective Courses (24 hrs)
  • University electives (18 hrs)
  • Non-credit requirements including Standard First Aid and Professional Conference

A standard one term course typically counts for three hours and the overall degree requires 120 hours or 40 courses over four years. Please consult the Acadia University Calendar for precise details and requirements.

 

Bachelors of Community Development with Environment and Sustainability Studies with Honours 

This degree adds the second major in Environmental and Sustaiability Studies to the Bachelors of Community Development Honours requirements described above.

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