Certificate in Civic Engagement

Certificate Level: Undergraduate
Admission Requirements: Drexel students only
Certificate Type: Certificate
Number of Credits to Completion: 18.0
Instructional Delivery: Campus
Calendar Type: Quarter
Maximum Time Frame: 1 year
Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code: 33.0104
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 21-1099


Civic engagement is participation in the public life of the community on issues of public concern. Civic engagement can take many forms, from volunteerism doing community service, to electoral participation and advocacy.

This certificate is designed for those whose commitment to civic engagement extends beyond CIVC 101 - the introductory civic engagement course, and enables students of all majors to attach a recognized body of civic engagement work to their transcript. The program will also provide students with an intellectual core and an element of critical thinking for future civic engagement activities.

Please note that this certificate is available only to currently enrolled Drexel students.

CIVC 100Foundations of Civic Engagement3.0
Select two of the following:6.0
Active Citizenship and Community-Based Learning
Civic Engagement Leadership
University-Community Partnerships
Special Topics in Civic Engagement
Select two of the following: *6.0
Any 200-level CIVC Courses(s) *
Independent Study **
Community Nutrition
Marketing for Non-Profit Organizations
Community Public Health Nursing
Practicum in Applied and Community Sociology
Students complete one capstone course
CIVC 490Capstone Project in Civic Engagement3.0
Total Credits18.0



 Choices may include CIVC 200, CIVC 201, CIVC 202, or CIVC 299. However, the same CIVC course cannot be used to fulfill two requirements.


Independent Study proposals must be reviewed by the Director/Advisory Board.

 With the approval of the Director and the offering instructor, additional Drexel courses may carry civic engagement credit for an individual student on an optional basis in the future.

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