Community Management and Development

Starting in 2017-2018 academic year, UALR’s School of Public Affairs will offer a new major in Community Management and Development.  This unique, interdisciplinary program, located in the capital city and largest urban center in Arkansas, is perfect for people who want to make a difference in their local communities.  It emphasizes the skills that you will need to be an effective leader, to analyze data to make good decisions, and will help you to understand the issues that communities are wrestling with today.

Community Management and Development Degree Plan

 Foundational Competencies (24 hours)

 Written communication: 3 credit hours from the following

  • MCOM 2380 (Strategic Communication Principles)
  • RHET 3316 (Writing for the Workplace)
  • RHET 3326 (Technical Writing)

Speech communication: 3 credit hours from the following

  • SPCH 3300 (Interpersonal Communication)
  • SPCH 3320 (Advanced Public Speaking)
  • SPCH 3322 (Small Group Communication)
  • SPCH 3323 (Conflict Management)
  • SPCH 3330 (Professional Communication)
  • SPCH 4312 (Intercultural Communication)
  • SPCH 4311 (Organizational Communication I)
  • SPCH 4357 (Communicating with Difference)

Management competency: 6 credit hours from the following

  • ACCT 2310 (Accounting I)
  • ACCT 2330 (Accounting II)
  • CRJU 3306 (Police Administration and Management)
  • HHPS 4378 (Organization and Administration of Health Education Programs)
  • MGMT 3300 (Principles of Management)
  • MGMT 3320 (Human Resources Management)
  • MGMT 3340 (Managing People Organizations)
  • PADM 3331 (Public Administration)
  • PADM 4313 (Public Personnel Administration)
  • NPLS 3300 (Management of Nonprofit Agencies)
  • PSYC 3370 (Industrial Psychology)

Analytic competency: 6 credit hours from the following

  • ANTH 3381 (Social Statistics)
  • BINS 3305 (Management Information Systems)
  • BINS 3352 (Data Analysis/Visualization)
  • CRJU 3314 (Statistics in Criminal Justice)
  • CRJU 4304 (Research Methods)
  • ECON 2310 (Business Statistics)
  • ECON 3355 (Quantitative Business Analysis)
  • ERSC 4421 (Introduction to Geographic Information Systems)
  • ERSC 4422 (Applied GIS)
  • GEOG 3333 (Geospatial Technologies)
  • IFSC 1202 (Introduction to Object-Oriented Technology)
  • IFSC 1310 (Internet Technologies)
  • ITEC 3610 (Introduction to Information Technology and Applications)
  • MCOM 3315 (Mass Media Research)
  • POLS 3302 (Methods of Political Inquiry)
  • POLS 3304 (Qualitative Methods in Political Science)
  • PSYC 2340 (Statistics and Methods I)
  • PSYC 3341 (Research Methods I)
  • PSYC 3342 (Statistics and Methods II)
  • PSYC 3346 (Honors Research Methods I)
  • SOCI 3381 (Social Statistics)
  • SOCI 3385 (Research Methods)
  • SOWK 3322 (Methods of Social Work Research)
  • SOWK 3381 (Statistics for Social Workers)
  • SPCH 2311 (Introduction to Communication Research)
  • STAT 2350 (Introduction to Statistical Methods)
  • STAT 3351 (Statistical Inference)
  • STAT 3352 (Applied Statistics I)

Urban social science competency (6 credit hours):

  • POLS 4355 (Urban Planning and Land Use)
  • 3 credit hours from the following
    • ANTH 4310 (Urban Anthropology)
    • ANTH/HIST 4324 (The City)
    • CNMG 1385 (Infrastructure, Environment, and Society)
    • CRJU 2301 (Police and Community Crime Prevention)
    • EDFN 2300 (American Education)
    • GEOG 3320 (Urban Geography)
    • HIST 4359 (American Urban History)
    • POLS 4308 (Topics in Urban Studies)
    • POLS 4356 (Urban Policy and Government)
    • PSYC 3308 (Urban Environmental Psychology)
    • SOCI 3341 (Urban Sociology)

 Experiential learning (6 credit hours)

 CRJU/GEOG/HIST 3390 (Neighborhood Studies)

  • 3 credit hours in approved internship or from the following courses
    • ANTH 4312 (Eating Cultures)
    • ANTH 4440 (Applied Anthropology)
    • SPCH 3320 (Advanced Public Speaking)
    • SPCH 4350 (Effective Crisis Communication)

Directed Upper Level Electives (9 credit hours)

Core Requirements (35 hours)

Unrestricted General Electives

Remaining hours, if any, to reach 120 minimum total hours, 45 hours of upper-level courses (3000-4000 level), and 30 hours in residence.