Certificate in Regional Policy and Development
The Certificate Program in Regional Policy and Development is designed to provide individuals with the knowledge and skills required to effectively work in the sector.
The program is intended for students seeking employment with municipalities, planning agencies, social enterprises, not-for-profits, private sector international development agencies, or provincial and federal governments as well as professionals working in these capacities who hope to advance in their careers.
The program will provide students with skills in:
• policy analysis and development;
• community engagement and local democracy;
• strategic planning and thinking;
• opportunity management systems;
• business retention and expansion;
• new venture creation;
• investment attraction;
• cooperative development;
• social enterprise;
• municipal entrepreneurship;
• proposal writing;
• project management;
• spatial planning and
• culture compatible development.
The program requires the completion of 32 credit hours. To be eligible to receive the Certificate in Regional Policy and Development a student must:
Business 1600 - Introduction to Entrepreneurship
Geography 3350 - Community and Regional Planning and Development
Geography 4320 - Regional Development Seminar
2. Complete twelve credit hours (4 courses) chosen from the following six subject areas. Note: No more than 3 credit hours from any one subject area may be used.
Business 1000 – Introduction to Business in Society
Business 1101 – Principles of Accounting
Business 3310 – Organizational Behaviour
Business 4330 – Introduction to Labour Relations
Economics 3080 – Natural Resource and Environmental Economics
Economics 4080 – Advanced Fisheries Economics
Economics 4085 - Advanced Environmental Economics
Economics 4120 – Applied Welfare Economics and Cost Benefit Analysis
Geography 2302- Issues in Economic Geography
Geography 2425 – Natural Resources
Geography 3701- Urban Geography
Geography 4405 – Outdoor Recreational Resources and Planning
Political Science 2600 – Introduction to Public Policy and Administration
Political Science 3280 – Canadian Foreign Policy
Political Science 3600 – Public Policy in Canada
Political Science 3650 – Canadian Political Economy
Sociology 2230 – Newfoundland Society and Culture
Sociology 3210 – Persistence and Change in Rural Society
Social Work 1710 – Social Work Philosophy and Practice
3. Complete the following certificate-credit courses:
1RPD 1800 – Community and Regional Policy and Development (5 cr hr)
1RPD 2800 – Regional Policy and Planning (3 cr hr)
1RPD 3000 – Community Field Placement (3 cr hr)
Prerequisites: Students are responsible for ensuring they have met existing departmental prerequisites where applicable for the courses listed above.
1. Certificate credit courses are specifically developed for certificate programs and as such may not be applied towards the satisfaction of requirements for any other existing diploma or degree program.
2. In order to register for certificate credit courses, you must be admitted to Memorial. For admissions and registration information, please consult the Office of the Registrar.
3. Certificate requirements may be offered variously on-campus day and evenings as well via distance delivery. For availability of courses in any semester, please consult the Office of the Registrar's course offerings link.
4. No candidate will be awarded a certificate unless s/he has obtained an average of 2 points or better on the total number of credit hours required for the certificate.
5. Degree credit and certificate credit courses used towards certificate program requirements, may be offered variously on-campus day and evenings as well via distance delivery. For availability of on-campus day and evening courses, in any semester, please refer to the Office of the Registrar's course offerings link. For availability of distance education courses in any semester, please visit Distance Education and Learning Technologies' website.
For more information, please contact:
Division of Lifelong Learning
Spencer Hall, 4th Floor
220 Prince Philip Drive
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, NL A1C 5S7