Community Development with ESST (BCD ESST)

Choosing First Year Courses

Establishing the best first year schedule helps you set the foundation for a successful Acadia experience. To help with this, your department has recommended the courses you should register for in your first year. Academic advising is available at any stage should you need it.

First Year at a Glance

Fall Semester

ESST 1003 and ESST 1000L
Sustainability Concepts
CODE 1023
Environment & Sustainable Society
CODE 1043
Communication & Professional Skills
BUSI 1703 and 1700L
Intro to Business 1, with Lab

Winter Semester

ESST 1023
Environmental Perspectives
CODE 1100 (Non-Credit)
First Aid and CPR
CODE 1033 and 1030L
Community Development, with Community Experience Lab
BUSI 1053
Introduction to General Accounting and Finance

Students must register for the following:

Choose one of:
3hr Arts/Science elective
3hr Elective

Students must register for the following:

Choose two of:
CODE 1963
Pathways to Social Entrepreneurship
3hr Arts/Science elective
3hr elective

Important Notes

Students transferring to Community Development from another institution should contact the Community Development department before registering.


Administrative Assistant
(902) 585-1677


Dr. Glyn Bissix
Head, Department of Community Development
(902) 585-1123