Community, Environment, and Development

Create positive and sustainable change with our new and unique Community, Environment, and Development program.

Have the freedom to choose your path. Focus on global issues like climate change, water quality, or the balance between food security and energy development.  Study local development options—internationally or at home—that are socially, economically, and environmentally sound.

This major has three options: Environmental Economics and Policy, International Development, and Economic and Community Development.

Why Major in Community, Environment, and Development?

You may be interested in this major if you want to:

  • assist people, their communities, and institutions with understanding, responding to and shaping economic and social changes
  • learn ways in which communities can develop to improve the well-being of residents and maintain and enhance their natural environment
  • work to enact positive change in communities

Career Opportunities for Graduates

The number of job openings in the agricultural industry annually exceeds the number of available qualified graduates.

A variety of career choices are available to you:

  • Business management
  • Communications
  • Consulting firms
  • Education
  • Graduate, law, or other professional schools
  • Government agencies
  • International nongovernmental organizations
  • Local development organizations
  • Private sector
  • Public sector
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Research

Learn More

Visit the Community, Environment, and Development Major website for course requirements, opportunities, and more information.

Contact Information

Leland Glenna
  • Associate Professor of Rural Sociology and Science, Technology, and Society
Phone: 814-863-8636