(College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences)
Luis E. Guarnizo, Ph.D., Community
Lisa Miller, Ph.D., Human Development and Family Studies Program, Vice-Chairperson of the Department
Department Advising Office. 1303 Hart Hall; 530-752-2244, 530-752-1805; 530-752-9322; http://hcd.ucdavis.edu
The Major Program
The Community and Regional Development major aims to provide a broad comparative understanding of theories, methodologies, and issues relevant to the study of communities and the people in them. The program focuses on the ways that economic, political and socio-cultural forces are transforming the world, countries, regions, and local communities, and it considers how knowledge can be used to improve the quality of community life.
The Program. Principal subjects of study within the major are community, regional, and organizational development; social change processes; the role of culture, gender, class, race and ethnicity in shaping social life; community and regional research methodologies; the impacts of innovation and technology on communities, and the effects of social, economic and political systems on regions. The major is organized to allow students to develop fields of concentration that meet their career goals.
Major Advisor. M. Kenney, email@example.com
Internships and Career Alternatives. Community and Regional Development students are required to complete an internship in their field before graduation. Internships have been arranged with local, county, and state planning units, health departments, schools, housing offices, businesses, and education programs, among others. Community and Regional Development graduates are prepared for occupations in community development, social research, program evaluation, organizational and educational consulting, city and regional planning, and for-profit organizations. The major also provides effective preparation for graduate or professional study in the social and behavioral sciences or for professional degrees.
Honors Program. An Honors Program is available to Human and Community Development majors who have demonstrated excellence in their field of study. Entrance into the honors program requires that a student