Bachelor Degree in Community Development

Bachelor of Community Development (BCD)

Programme objectives

  • To impart knowledge and skills that will enable learners to help communities mobilize the available resources to improve their livelihood.
  • To equip learners with Community Development Programmes management knowledge and competencies that will enable them develop capacities for effective and efficiency in Community Development Management Programmes.
  • To impart knowledge and skills that will enable learners capacitate communities to assess and analyse problems and opportunities to solve them

Programme duration

The bachelor of CD programme is designed to take six semesters (three academic years) each semester consisted of 16 weeks.
In their second year of the study, students are subjected to a 16 weeks fieldwork practical training and later individual research task on specific aspects related to community development at the end of which are required to submit a dissertation report for partial fulfilment of the requirements for the Bachelor Degree in Community Development.

Admission requirements

The minimum entry requirements are based on the standards set by the National Council for Technical Education (NACTE) and the Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU) as follows

  • Form Six (ACSEE) leavers with at least two Principal passes in relevant subjects with total points of 4.0 obtained from scoring A = 5, B+ = 4, B= 3, C= 2, D = 1 and E = 0.5 for students graduated on 2014 and 2015.
  • For those graduated before 2014 and after 2015 form six leavers with two principal passes in arts or science subjects i.e 4.0 points obtained from scoring A = 5, B = 4, C = 3, D = 2, E = 1 and S = 0.5
  • For Holders of an ordinary diploma in community development or relevant field should have at least second class or Average B for Non Classified Diploma.