International Community Development Major

Bachelor of Arts Degree

Advisor: Dr. Solomon Hailu

Program Overview

International/Community Development is an interdisciplinary degree program in practical missions, preparing graduates to address not only spiritual but also educational, economic, medical, and physical needs. A major in ICD is preparation to work in a helping capacity--through churches, ministries, mission agencies, nonprofit organizations, relief organizations, international schools, government agencies, and a variety of other endeavors in the USA and abroad. The basic skills taught in ICD—needs assessment, problem solving, training, and leadership—are valuable in any field. This degree can be completed in three years by following the degree-in-three plan sheet.

"All my life I have wanted to be a missionary that reaches places in the world that have never heard the Gospel of Jesus Christ! ICD is practical training that teaches you what third world poverty is, then shows you ways to help end it. We learn to teach people how to fish instead of giving them the fish. What I am learning will be extremely valuable in my future career of missions."

Student: Jordan
Major: International Community Development
Hometown: B'ville, NY

Degree Requirements

General Education: 61 hours

Major Courses: 30 hours

International Relations
International Political Economy
Public Policy Analysis
Christian Worldview
Internship in International Studies
Foundations of ICD
Problems in ICD
Seminar in ICD
Needs Assessment
Senior Seminar and Paper

Cognate: 9 hours

Campaigning Strategies
Cross-Cultural Communication
Grant Writing

Minor: 18 hours
Electives: 10 hours
Degree Total: 128 hours

Traditional - Degree Plan
Degree in 3 - Degree Plan

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Career Options

Internship Opportunities

  • Tulsa Global Alliance
  • United Nations Association of Eastern Oklahoma
  • International Relief and Development
  • Compassion International
  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • Dominion Farms (Kenya, Nigeria, Texas)
  • International Christian Concerns
  • Sustainable  Tulsa
  • Tulsa Council on Foreign Relations


For further information, please contact Dr. Solomon Hailu, 918-495-6069,