Civic Engagement Minor

College of Individualized Studies
Undergraduate minor

About this program

If you are interested in changing your community for the better, you may want to consider a minor in civic engagement. Through the minor you will be able to develop a combination of knowledge, skills, and values that will allow you to promote socially responsible daily behavior; community and economic development; community service; and grass-roots activity and advocacy that will benefit you and those around you.

The minor requires 20 credits of course work.

Student outcomes

Graduates will be able to:

  • know and understand:
    • multiple perspectives on the role of citizens and civic engagement in a democratic society
    • at least one specific issue area or context in which civic engagement takes place and/or increase development of at least one set of civic engagement skills
  • know:
    • the variety of forms of civic engagement and have the ability to assess the efficacy of different approaches and strategies
    • critical social, cultural, political and historical dynamics that underlie the practice of civic engagement from a US and/or global perspective
  • be able to integrate theory and experience Reflect on the role of civic engagement in one's life

Enrolling in this program

Program eligibility requirements

To be admitted to the Civic Engagement minor, students must meet with the minor advisor and complete a minor declaration form. The advisor orients students to the minor and provides consultation throughout the program.

Current students: Declare your program

Once you’re admitted as an undergraduate student and have met any further requirements your chosen program may have, you declare your major or declare a minor.

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Get started on your Civic Engagement Minor

Program requirements

To be admitted to the Civic Engagement minor, students must meet with the minor advisor and complete a minor declaration form. The advisor orients students to the minor and provides consultation throughout the program.

Course requirements

Requirements (20 credits)

Foundation (4 credits)
Civic Skills and/or issues (8 credits)

These courses, offered in many discipline areas, address skills and issues related to civic engagement. Consult with your advisor for course options.

Theory (4 credits)

These courses introduce students to the theories that underlie productive civic engagement. Consult with your advisor for course options.

Capstone (4 credits)

The capstone will be a final reflective seminar which integrates academic theories and concepts with issues and skills within the field of civic engagement. Pre-requisites for the Capstone: Students must have completed the Principles of Civic Engagement course, in addition to eight credits in the Civic Engagement minor.