Community Development - Programs | Geneva College

BA Major

Community Development

Explore how you can make a faithful and positive impact in whatever place you are called

We are called to serve our neighbors. Learning how to make a long-term and transformational impact on a community requires you to understand how communities and people change. Geneva's program is uniquely positioned to equip you with the tools and understanding to "Go and do likewise."

Geneva prepares you to make a meaningful impact in your career, community and life.

Community Engaged Professors

Learn from those active role in the Beaver Falls community

Serve your Community

in organizations like Tiger Pause, TRAILS, and Neighborhood North

Apply Classroom Learning

to real-life problems through public scholarship opportunities

Key Courses

Sociology of Cities & Mill Towns

Discover the effects a city has on its people and culture and examine the qualities of thriving


Discuss the causes of the U.S.’s wealth gap and the ways families, jobs, schools, and communities have been impacted

Restoring Place

What does it mean to truly love where you live? Learn to care for the community and the theme of place within the context of Beaver Falls.

Christians & the City

Ground yourself in the theological basis of community development as you examine the Bible’s definition of a city and Christians’ calling to engage with community

Experienced & Accomplished Faculty

Career Outcomes

Graduates who aspire to have an impact in their communities and their careers through a Geneva Education gain expertise in this field enhanced by academics rooted in Christian values and ethics in Geneva’s program.


The BLS expects jobs for social and human service professionals to increase by 17% in the next ten years, faster than the average profession

Be prepared for careers such as...

  • Childcare Worker
  • Community Development Specialist
  • Community Advocate
  • Youth Worker
  • Public Policy Professional

Further your impact...

  • Serve the community from within the local government
  • Become certified in Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI)
  • Start an organization to serve within your community

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