There is an urgent need for comprehending the rapid changes affecting families, communities and the larger society. These changes are attributed to cultural, economic, technological, political, environmental and human factors at different levels in the society. In development, a range of complimentary policies including active participation of individuals and families at the grass root level is important for many interventions in communities‟ sustainable development.
Development projects are more likely to succeed if they emphasize beneficiary participation at the individual, family and community levels. It is therefore the aim of this programme to develop strategies focussing on humans, as individuals in families at community and society levels. This curriculum is a result of a survey that was carried out by the department of Agriculture and Human Ecology Extension to determine the current needs in family and community development.
By the end of the training, the BSc. Community Development graduates from Egerton University will be able to:
To be eligible for admission to the BSc. (Community Development) programme at Egerton University, the applicant must satisfy entry requirements for Egerton University.
In addition candidates must have passed KCSE at minimum grades indicated below:
Applicants with a minimum of credit (or pass with at least two years of experience) at diploma level in Agriculture and Home Economics, Agricultural Education and Extension, Co-operative management, Community development and any other related field from institutions recognised by Egerton University senate may be considered for admission.
The BSc. Community Development degree programme at Egerton University may be undertaken either as fulltime or as part time for a maximum of 170.5 Credit Factors.
Units to be covered are as follows:-