The goal of Community Service Studies is to connect students to the mission of the university by offering a series of integrated courses and service experiences that address issues of social justice in and around marginalized communities.
Students take core classes that provide a theoretical, ethical, and practical foundation for their elective courses that can be drawn from a variety of disciplines and concentrations.
Given this flexibility, the program can appeal to a variety of student interests ranging from theoretical and philosophical concerns of democracy and social responsibility to more applied aspects of community development, social activism and work in not-for-profit organizations.
All undergraduate students are eligible to complete a minor in Community Service Studies. Course selection beyond the three mandatory courses must be done in consultation with the Director of the Community Service Studies program.