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Community Organizing and Development Minor - Program Requirements

(HEGIS: , CIP: 44.0701 Social Work)

School of Social Work

685 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260

Filomena M. Critelli, Ph.D.
Undergraduate Studies Coordinator

Associated Subjects

Completing the Community Organizing and Development Minor Program

Transfer Credit Policy

Students who wish to transfer to the University at Buffalo and pursue a minor in Community Organizing and Development must first be accepted by the university's admissions office before applying to the program. Students are referred by College of Arts and Sciences Student Advisement and Services to this program so that all transfer credits can be evaluated and applied. Transfer students are advised to bring course descriptions and syllabi to the Coordinator of Undergraduate Studies.

Transfer students who wish to minor in Community Organizing and Development must at a minimum take the two required courses SW 220 Introduction to Community Organizing and SW 230 Theories and Politics of Community Organizing and Development. All courses counted toward the minor must be completed with a minimum grade of C.

Required Courses


SW 229 Introduction to Community Organizing
SW 230 Theories and Politics of Community Organizing and Development

12 Credits of the following 300- or 400-level courses:

CEP 412 Diversity & Human Relationships
COM 420 Conflict Theory
END 306 Community and Educational Development
END 406 Housing and Community Development
END 442 Central City Revitalization
END 443 Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
GEO 460 Geography and Development
LAW 309 Introduction to Business Organizations and Business Law
LAW 315 Introduction to International Climate Change Law
PSY 332 Social Conflict and Its Resolution
PSC 413 Comparative Political Economy
SOC 341 Environment & Society
SOC 385 Neighborhoods and Health
SSC 317 Environmental Politics
SSC 442 Environmental Movements
SW 309 Developing Leadership in Communities
SW 380 Negotiation, Mediation, and Conflict Resolution
SW 430 Grassroots Economic Development
SW 460 Strategy and Practice in Organizing and Development

Total Credit Hours Required

Total credit hours required for the Community Organizing and Development Minor
Total Credits Required for Minor 18

Minors and certificates must be completed in conjunction with a major and all university degree requirements must be met.

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or minor requirements.

Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This chart should not be used for financial aid purposes.

Published: Dec 05, 2019 11:41:03