Community Studies

There are numerous career opportunities from graduates with a B.A. in Community Studies. The course work in the major provides students with an excellent foundation for careers in any of the following fields:

Social Work 
Urban Planning
Public Administration 
Human Services 
Urban Policy & Planning
Local Government
Non-Profit management 

Community Service/Activism
Education
Public Policy
Federal Government 
State Government
State & local agencie 

This degree will also provide students with first-rate preparation for graduate study in fields such as:

Social Work
Public Administration
Survey Research
Law

Urban Policy
Public Health
Urban and Regional Planning
Education

OCCUPATIONAL TITLES OF SOME UCSC COMMUNITY STUDIES ALUMNI:

Non-Profit Management
Development Associate for a Non-Profit Agency
Briar Bush Nature Center Executive Director 
Community Action Board of Santa Cruz County, Inc. Executive Director 
Community Alliance with Family Farmers Foundation Community Organizer 
Development Director- Social Improvement Program in Mexico 
Second Harvest Food Bank Special Events Coordinator 
Santa Cruz AIDS Project Volunteer Director 
Midpenisula Housing Coalition Property Manager 
UC San Francisco, PHREDA Project Administrator 

Law
Attorney 
Director, American Bar Association, Commission on the Elderly

Social Services/Social Work 
Juvenile Delinquent. Prevention Project Coordinator 
Case Manager for Developmentally Disabled Clients 
North Los Angeles County Regional Center Service Coordinator 
Good Samaritan Health System Information & Referral Staff
AIDS Network Case Manager 
Dept. of Employment and Social Services Public Assistance Specialist

Publications/Media
Assoc. Producer/News Writer, Television Station
Sierra Club (Sierra Magazine) Assistant Editor 
Island Press President 

Business
Realtor/Reality Company Owner 
Quality Assurance Coordinator.
Business Manager/Marketing Director

Education 
High School Spanish Teacher 
High School History Teacher
Elementary Teacher
Resource Teacher 

Government 
City Planner 
Deputy City Manager 
Housing development consultant 
Coordinator for Health Care Programs

NON-PROFIT/COMMUNITY AGENCY JOB WEBSITES

Deep Sweep
Community Career Center 
onPhilanthropy (includes jobs for recent college graduates)
Idealist 
NonprofitOyster 
Nonprofit Times 
Nonprofit Career Network 
Opportunity NOC’s 
Philanthropy News Network Online 
SocialService.com (great social service jobs site)
Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (San Francisco Bay Area nonprofit opportunities)