Description of the Program

The BA in Community Development is designed to equip community leaders with the skills necessary to assist in addressing community needs and challenges. By enabling these leaders with such skills they become more effective agents of redemptive transformation in their communities

Objectives of the Program

This program intends to enhance solutions to the challenges facing the people in their effort to attain sustainable development among diversified communities

Units Offered

Core Courses

  • Introduction to Community Development
  • African Social Structure and Development
  • Family, Culture and Community   Development
  • Health Education and Community Development
  • Principles of Management
  • Sociology
  • Capacity Building and Sustainable Development
  • Entrepreneurship  and Community Development
  • Resource Mobilization and Fundraising
  • Gender and Community Development
  • Human Rights:  Concepts and Issues
  • Project Development and Management
  • Community Policing and Governance
  • Monitoring and Evaluation of Community Projects
  • Strategic Planning and Community Development
  • Research Methods
  • Security and Violence Prevention in Communities
  • Principles of Social Work
  • Community Development in an Urban Setting
  • Community Empowerment
  • Community Transformation  and  Change Management
  • Poverty Eradication in the Community
  • Micro finance and Development
  • Informal Settlements and Community Development
  • Development Economics
  • Disaster Management and Community Development
  • Peace Building and Post Conflict Development
  • Environmental Issues in Community Development
  • Statistics for Social Scientists
  • Cross Cultural Communications
  • Human Displacement and Community Development
  • Community Mobilization in Development
  • Compassionate and Social Interventions
  • Crime Prevention and Community Development

Total Core courses           34

Two Internship Units

  • Internship I   (Field Attachment/Practicum)
  • Internship II   (Project Reporting)

Three Electives out of the  Approved  Elective  Course Units 

  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective

10      UNIVERSITY COMMON COURSES out of the list  The University is offering 

Total number of units – 49 

Admission Requirements

Overall Grade of C+ in KCSE and C in Maths

2 principals & a Subsidiary (A’level),
5 credits in IGCSE or equivalent
Minimum GPA of 2.3 from Diploma
Credit pass at Diploma level
Exemptions awarded to applicants with a minimum GPA of 2.7.

No. of Units for one to graduate 48 units
Duration of the Program
  • 8 trimester


  • 2 years and 8 months


  • 4 Academic years
Mode of Study

Distance Learning

Part Time


Locations where the program is offered
  • Leah T. Marangu Campus
  • Nairobi Campus
Next Intake
  • January
  • May
  • September
  • Part time blended – (April, August and September)
Fee Structure

Fee Structure- 2015- Undergraduate

Fee Structure- 2017- DL


School or Department which program is offered under