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  Oct 19, 2017
 
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18

Civic Engagement Certificate


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This certificate, open to degree-seeking students regardless of major, allows students to develop knowledge and skills necessary for promoting positive change in their communities by combining disciplinary and inter-disciplinary coursework with direct community service, engagement, and leadership. The receipt of the Civic Engagement Certificate will be noted on the student's transcript when the degree is awarded.

Complete these requirements:


1. Attend required two-hour orientation and training session.

2. Declare interest in Civic Engagement program by beginning of junior standing.

3. Successfully complete four courses designated Civic Engagement: 

  •  At least two of the four courses must be from different General Education Frames of Reference. 
  • The remaining two courses may be from within or outside the General Education curriculum. 
  • At least one of the four courses must be at the 3000 level or above.
  • No more than two courses from any one discipline can be used to complete the four-course requirement.

4. Complete 160 hours (40 hours average per year) of service fieldwork approved by the Civic Engagement Committee:

  • Fieldwork related to coursework or to extracurricular activities may be used to complete the 160-hour requirement.
  • All service, regardless of designation of "service," "engagement," or "leadership" can be counted toward the 160-hour requirement.  

5. Complete Project/Paper:

  • After at least three courses and at least 75% of hours are completed, students will prepare project/paper to be completed prior to graduation.
  • Paper/project may be based upon service hours or Civic Engagement courses, but will be reviewed by a designated panel of faculty at the proposal and final stages.
  • Project/paper will demonstrate service, engagement, and leadership aspects. 

These courses will be offered in the CE Program during Fall Term 2016


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