Civic Engagement

Scope and Objectives

The Civic Engagement minor is designed to provide students with a core analytical, experiential, and theoretical framework for understanding issues of community building, governance, and the use of civic resources. It examines the connections between individual success and societal structures, while exploring traditions of service and the history of civic movements. The minor can be paired with any major as an applied and active way of putting disciplinary tools to use and is intended for highly motivated students of any ideological perspective who are committed to education among a broader community of learners.

Students complete a core curriculum, elective courses, an internship, and a capstone project involving research on a civic issue. Three internship programs are available: local Los Angeles area internships, state internships through the University of California Center Sacramento (UCCS) program, and national internships through the Center for American Politics and Public Policy (CAPPP) program in Washington, DC.