The Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences offers this transcripted certificate through its Program in Rural Sociology and Community Studies. This twelve-hour certificate program provides students with an understanding of the principles and processes of community development. It addresses issues of decision making and leadership, human organization and communication, institutional capacity and enhancement, and resource mobilization and management. It also gives attention to special populations in development processes and outcomes. The program is available to students pursuing any graduate degree at Texas A&M University and who meet enrollment criteria. For more information contact the Graduate Coordinator in the Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences, Irina Shatruk (firstname.lastname@example.org), or the Leader of the Program in Rural Sociology and Community Studies.