2020-2021 Catalog 
    Jan 28, 2022  
2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Public Service and Community Engagement Minor

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The minor in Public Service and Community Engagement is innovative, intensive, interdisciplinary program open to all USF undergraduates, regardless of their major, who are interested in developing their skills and knowledge in public service. Student can select a global and/or local focus depending on their interests. Graduates of the program will be honored as “McCarthy Scholars” at Commencement.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • The minor provides students the analytical, organizational, and advocacy skills and preparation needed for sophisticated public service.
  • Participation in the minor prepares students to undertake community problem solving through active citizenship.
  • Through experiential learning, reflection, and analysis, students will have direct exposure to some of the most pressing social issues facing the world.

Minor Requirements (20 Units)

Leadership for Civic Engagement*

Research/Advocacy for Justice***


*Students should take the Intro to Leadership and Civic Engagement Course as soon as possible after enrolling in the PSCE minor. Though we do not require students take this before completing requirements 2-‐4, we strongly encourage it.

**Students must take AT LEAST ONE service-‐learning course in one of the above categories (in addition to the core requirement). Students may only count a MAXIMUM OF TWO courses from the same discipline toward the minor.

***Students should register for the Capstone Seminar the spring before graduation.

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