Civic Engagement Certificate
Open to freshmen, sophomores, and juniors in any school at Northwestern, the Civic Engagement Certificate Program increases students’ understanding of community needs and assets and fosters ongoing civic engagement by connecting community service experience with an academic component. Spanning five academic quarters, the two-year program requires a total of 5 units of coursework and 100 hours of community engagement.
|SESP 202-0||Introduction to Community Development (taken in winter quarter of the first year of the program)|
& SESP 195-2
and Community Engagement (taken in winter and spring of the first year)
|SESP 295-0||Theory and Practice of Community Consulting (taken in fall of the second year)|
|2 independent study units:|
& SESP 299-2
|Civic Engagement Capstone Research|
and Certificate in Civic Engagement- Capstone Project (taken in winter and spring of the second year and leading to a capstone project completed in collaboration with a sponsoring organization.)
During the two years of the program, students complete at least 100 hours of meaningful community engagement.