A hands-on, physical, and social science–based education in identifying challenges our communities face and developing and implementing strategies to overcome and improve quality of life. Grads take leadership roles in local government, on planning boards, as corporate sustainability officers, and continue academic work in law, business, and science.

Interest Areas
  • Business
  • Policy and Regulatory Affairs
  • Environment, Sustainability, Nature
Target Major/Degree https://agsci.psu.edu/academics/undergraduate/majors/community-environment-and-development
Facilities, Centers, and Institutes

Our centers work to create new opportunties for people living throughout Pennsylvania. They enhance ecosystem services and help improve understanding and management of living systems, landscapes, and human-environment interactions.

  • Corporate and social responsibility
  • Sustainability analysis
  • Charitable trusts
  • GIS analysis
  • Land development consulting firms
  • Community development 
  • Corporate partnerships 
  • Energy and other nonprofits
  • Program management at regional development agencies
  • County planning
Student Clubs and Organizations
  • Alpha Tau Alpha, Eta Chapter
  • Collegiate 4-H
  • Community, Environment, and Development Club
  • National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA)

Focus your degree with an option in Community and Economic DevelopmentEnvironment and Economics and Policy or International Development