Why +PLUS Community Development?

  • Students will gain a background in policy, human resource management, communications, and diversity.
  • Graduates are prepared to work with a diverse population in the U.S. and globally.
  • Graduates possess cultural skills that are highly prized by multi-national companies and organizations.
  • BA Graduates have intermediate level language skills in Chinese, French, Italian or Spanish

Explore your World of Opportunity

  • Daemen offers exciting and affordable study abroad options. You can spend a year, semester, summer or January term in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe or Latin America.
  • Experience working locally or abroad with a professional internship.
  • Local service learning opportunities include agencies that serve immigrant or refugee communities, as well as agencies working with environmentally sustainable options for growth.
  • Spend a semester in our nation’s capital with the Washington Internship Institute.

Career Options

Graduates with a +PLUS in Community Development will complete a minimum of 24 hours of development related coursework, along with their major and complete a local or international internship at no additional cost or time to graduation.

With academic and experiential courses linked to coursework in political science, management and planning, and a specialization in WNY Development or Sustainable Development or Global Development, graduates will be poised for entry-level employment with private sector, governmental and non-profit agencies at the global, national and local levels in areas of administration, research, training, and organizing.


Review the required courses for all tracks and select one of three tracks: WNY Development Track, Sustainable Development Track, and Global Development Track. Other courses may be allowed with the approval of the Director.

For more information contact Dr. Denise Mills, Coordinator of Integrated Programs at dmills@daemen.edu.