Planning and Community Development

Planning and Community Development

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The Planning and Community Development undergraduate certificate offers students and professionals a multi-disciplinary and comprehensive education in planning and community development to help you further your career goals. The certificate is tailored to students seeking a specialization and/or improving their credentials in the field of planning and community development.

You will learn how to identify issues confronting your communities and design strategies for change through community planning, urban and regional planning, citizen participation, community design, economic development, advocacy and sustainable development.

Program Highlights

  • Available 100 percent online, on campus or combined
  • Students complete 18 credits
  • Option to substitute classes for courses that suit your individual interest and are related to the certificate (upon approval of undergraduate certificate program coordinator)

Program Distinctions

  • An interdisciplinary program
  • Provides students with a concentration in core courses related to general planning
  • Also offered as a major, a minor and a graduate certificate

Gainful Employment

Certain undergraduate and graduate certificates at St. Cloud State University prepare students for employment in specific fields and do not result in a degree. Federal law requires publication of data associated with those programs of study, including approximate program costs, program length, and employment statistics. The Minnesota State Chancellor's office has provided this report containing the aforementioned information for all required programs.

Planning and Community Development
Major Minor Online Courses

Popular Careers

  • Architects
  • Business managers
  • Economists
  • Elected officials
  • Public agency managers
  • Non-profit professionals
  • Government administrator