B.A., Rural Development

Concentrations: Human and Social Development; Tribal and Municipal Governance; Integrated Resource Management; Entrepreneurship and Economic Development; Multidisciplinary.

Minimum Requirements for Degree: 120 credits

Students must earn a C- grade or better in each course.

General University Requirements
Complete the general university requirements.
General Education Requirements
Complete the general education requirements.
B.A. Degree Requirements 1
Complete the B.A. degree requirements.
Including 39 upper division credits
Program Requirements
RD F225Communicating for Rural Development3
RD F300Rural Development in a Global Perspective3
RD F325Rural Development Principles and Practices3
RD F340Community Research Toolbox3
RD F351Strategic Planning and Decision Making3
RD F352Rural Business Planning and Proposal Development3
RD F450Managing Rural Projects and Programs3
RD F474Applied Community Research3
RD F475Rural Development Senior Project 23
RD elective3
RD, ANS, TM or ED electives6
Concentrations 3
Complete one from the following concentrations:15
Human and Social Development
Tribal and Municipal Governance
Integrated Resource Management
Entrepreneurship and Economic Development
Multidisciplinary
Total Credits51
1

Students outside the Fairbanks area should verify that their chosen minor can be completed via distance delivery before declaring.

2

Fulfills the baccalaureate capstone requirement.

3

Courses used in the concentration area may be double counted for the minor. 

Concentrations

Human and Social Development

Program Requirements
ANS/RD F315Tribal People and Development3
RD F465Community Healing and Wellness3
RD F468Human Development and Social Justice3
Complete an additional 6 credits from rural development, Alaska Native studies, ethnobotany, human services, psychology, rural development, rural human services, social work and/or tribal management. 16
Total Credits15
1

Recommended subject areas. Course substitutions relevant to the concentration area may be made with approval of the rural development faculty advisor.

Tribal and Municipal Governance

Program Requirements
ANS F325Native Self-Government3
RD F427Tribal Contracting and Compacting3
ANS/RD F435Participatory Policy-making in Tribal, State and Federal Government3
Complete an additional 6 credits from rural development, Alaska Native studies, applied business, business administration and or tribal management. 16
Total Credits15
1

Recommended subject areas. Course substitutions relevant to the concentration area may be made with approval of the rural development faculty advisor.

Integrated Resource Management

Program Requirements
RD F255Rural Alaska Land Issues3
RD F265Perspectives on Subsistence in Alaska3
RD F425Cultural Resource Issues3
Complete an additional 6 credits from rural development, Alaska Native studies, environmental studies, ethnobotany, fisheries, high latitude range management, natural resource management, rural development and/or tribal management. 16
Total Credits15
1

Recommended subject areas. Course substitutions relevant to the concentration area may be made with approval of the rural development faculty advisor.

Entrepreneurship and Economic Development

Program Requirements
RD F430Indigenous Economic Development and Entrepreneurship3
RD F470The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act: Pre-1971 to Present3
RD F471Corporate Social Responsibility and Accountability in Rural and Indigenous Contexts3
Complete an additional 6 credits from rural development, Alaska Native studies, applied business, business administration, construction trades technology, economics and/or tribal management. 16
Total Credits15
1

Recommended subject areas. Course substitutions relevant to the concentration area may be made with approval of the rural development faculty advisor.

Multidisciplinary

Program Requirements
Complete 15 credits from two or more existing concentrations. Courses must include at least 9 credits from the required course lists of the existing concentrations as approved by department advisor.15
Total Credits15