Certificate in Community Engagement

17 Credit Hours
The Center for Community Engagement builds deep and meaningful opportunities that promote student learning, responsible citizenship, character development and connection to the world of work. The Center establishes and maintains mutually beneficial partnerships with non-profits and government agencies in order to meet needs in the community, region and world.
The Certificate in Community Engagement is designed to assist undergraduate students in developing the knowledge, skills, and dispositions for becoming effective and successful change agents for social justice in non-profit, government agency, and social enterprise environments.

Prospective students are required to:

  • submit a completed Application for Admission into the Certificate in Community Engagement
  • successfully complete an interview with members of the Community Engagement Advisory Board.

Required Courses
SOC 111: Introduction of Sociology 3
GE 301: Introduction to Leadership1 3
GE 261: Service Learning Internship2 2
GE 261: Service Learning Internship2 2
GE 475: Community Engagement Practicum 1
Electives (Choose Two) 6
HIS 250: Intro to Public History 3
HIS 349: Appalachian Oral History 3
NS 112: Environmental Science 4
NUR 257: Transcultural/Global Health 3
NUR 421: Promoting Community Health for RNs 3
PSY 212: Lifespan Development 3
PSY 321: Art Therapy Applications 3
RS 211: Introduction to Regional Studies 3
SW 331: Social Welfare Policy, Social Justice and Human Rights 3
SW 332: Social Welfare Policy, Analysis and Advocacy 3
WS 200: Women in Society 3
Other courses may be adapted to satisfy the Certificate. Consult with the program coordinator for guidance.