Undergraduate Major Details

Community and Regional Development

What Can I Do With This Major?

About this major

The Community and Regional Development major is in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

A great starting point when you are unsure what careers relate to your academic interests. Check out specific job titles, work places and links to related professional organizations:


The following are examples of locations where students in this major have completed internships in past years. If you're a student thinking about participating in an internship, this list is a great place to start your search.

Internship Sponsors
American Council On Renewable Energy
Associated Students Dining Services
Breathe California of Sacramento-Emigrant Trails
California Energy Commission
California Native Garden Foundation
Cesar Chavez Elementary School
CommuniCare Health Centers
Davis Joint Unified School District
District of Columbia Public Schools
International Justice Mission
Molecular Matrix, Inc.
Morgan Stanley
National Capital Planning Commission
National Sleep Foundation
Robert E. Willett Elementary School
Sacramento LGBT Community Center
State Board of Equalization (Sales and Use Tax Division)
Sutter Health / Medical Center, Sacramento / General Hospital
The Culture Co-op
Ubuntu Green
UC Davis Blum Center for Developing Economies
UC Davis Center for Poverty Research
UC Davis Cross Cultural Center
UC Davis Department of Asian American Studies
UC Davis Department of Human and Community Development
UC Davis Internship and Career Center (ICC)
UC Davis Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Resource Center
UC Davis Medical Center (UCDMC)
UC Davis Picnic Day
UC Davis School of Education
UC Davis Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS)
UC Davis Student Recruitment and Retention Center
UCDHS Emergency Medicine Research Associate Program
UCDMC Emergency Room
US Department of Housing and Urban Development
Water Education Foundation

Graduating Class Demographics

The following are self-reported data from the Internship and Career Center's First Destination Survey (FDS). The FDS provides a snapshot of what students in this major do directly following graduation. In some instances, the sample size is too small to report reliable results.

Year Graduating Class Completed First Destination Survey Response Rate
2012-13 61 15 24.6%
2013-14 65 11 16.9%

Post-Graduation Endeavor

Some graduates immediately enter the workforce, whereas others pursue further education. Some have different plans entirely. The table below details what students in this major typically do following graduation.

Year Employed* Seeking Employment Attending Graduate School Other+
2012-13 46.7% 46.7% 6.7% 0.0%
2013-14 40.0% 50.0% 0.0% 10.0%
2014-15 56.3% 37.5% 6.3% 0.0%
2015-16 33.3% 23.8% 33.3% 9.5%
2016-17 50.0% 30.0% 10.0% 10.0%
* Employment includes having any job, not just a full-time career-related position.
+ Other endeavors typically include traveling or family obligations.


Of those students from this major who enter the workforce, the table below lists their employer and job title. This list is not exhaustive, and is just meant to provide basic guidance to upcoming graduates looking to enter the workforce. Check out this diverse list of jobs, and then use it to start your own search.

Companies Position
AmeriCorps 4-H instructor
Bickmore Administrative Assistant
California Democratic Party Regional Field Director
City of San Pablo Administrative Intern
Davis Joint Unified School District Educator
Room to Read Assistant
TransChem Coatings Administrative Assistant
University of California, Davis Program Manager
University of California, Davis Sustainability and Education Coordinator

Salary Summary Statistics

The table below presents the salary distribution for recent graduates who reported full-time employment in the FDS. Salaries vary widely by position type and geography. Thus, the numbers below are a rough guide to what graduates in this major can expect to make in a 'typical' entry-level position.

Year Mean Median
2012-14 $33,625 $28,000
2014-15 $43,000 $43,000
2015-17 $36,333 $43,000