Bachelor of Arts in Community Development


In line with Kenya's Vision 2030 and with the promulgation of a new constitution in Kenya, it is paramount that we build better communities that are responsible for their own development. The Bachelor of Arts degree in Community Development directly responds to these challenges by endeavouring to equip community development workers with required knowledge and skills that will enable them act as facilitators in community development in all dimensions.

Programme Objectives

Program Objective

The course is designed to prepare students to respond to the current needs and challenges in both rural and urban communities. The program will add value to development work within the local communities, churches, faith-based organizations, non-governmental organizations, co-operatives as well as relevant government departments.

Admission Requirements

KCSE grade C+ with C- in English or its equivalents with a minimum of a C+ in any three of the following subjects; English, Mathematics, Biology, Geography, Economics or Agriculture, Or

KACE with at least 2 principles and 2 subsidiaries, Or

A Diploma in a related area with at least a Credit Pass.

Modes of Study

Regular (Day)


Distance and E-Learning



The minimum course duration will be three (3) years for those with a diploma in Community Development from St. Paul's University or other recognized Universities and Colleges, and four (4) years for those who join directly from high school level. Students will therefore be advised to consult with faculty on these different levels of entry.