|Study location||Canada, Ontario, Sault Ste. Marie|
|Type||Bachelor's Degree, University|
|Nominal duration||3 years, includes 1 field placement|
|Tuition fee||CA$19,660 per year
The above fee is for and includes tuition (CA$ 18,287), health insurance and ancillary fees.
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|Registration fee||CA$425 one-time
The registration fee includes the non-refundable application fee (CA$125) and the refundable deposit fee (CA$300).
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High School / Secondary Education (or higher)
To be eligible for admission, you must possess a high school diploma including these required courses (or equivalents) with an overall minimum average of 65 percent:
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
If you have not completed your last 3 years of full-time studies in English in a country where English is an official language, you must provide evidence of your English language proficiency through one of the language tests below:
If you do not meet any of the above requirements, you may be admitted to Algoma University’s English for Academic Purposes Program (EAPP). Successful completion of EAPP Level 4 or Level 5 with a grade of 80% or higher will also satisfy the English language requirement, and you will earn 3 credits toward your academic studies.
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The three-year Bachelor of Arts in Community Development program provides students with both the practical and analytical skills needed to effectively work with a variety of communities to bring about societal change.
With required courses in Community, Economic, and Social Development (CESD) and Social Work, this unique program offers an interdisciplinary learning opportunity. Students will work alongside people in their region to effect change by helping to identify common concerns and solutions and build relationships with organizations and those in positions of power. Students will learn how to create opportunities for communities to learn new skills and foster social inclusion and equality by enabling people to act together.
Get hands-on experience
In your third year, students will participate in a 150-hour field placement, which will apply concepts, theories, and methods learned in the classroom to real life. You’ll get real hands-on working knowledge and valuable experience to add to your resume.
Students have been placed in organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, the Children’s Aid Society, Batchewana First Nation, Garden River First Nation, NORDIK Institute, United Way, Ontario Trillium Foundation, and more.
Career paths and opportunities include:
- community development practitioner or officer
- program officer
- volunteer coordinator
- youth coordinator
- community researcher/facilitator
- employment counsellor
- housing development officer
- social services administrator
- legal advocacy worker
- job developer
- foundation manager
- public relations and communications officer
- environmental stewardship coordinator
- green energy consultant
- policy analyst