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Citizen Engagement
Undergraduate Certificate

Program Overview

Discover how to become an informed and active citizen in today’s world. This program gives you the tools and knowledge to get involved and make a difference.

Program Snapshot

Program Type: Full-Time, Part-Time
Location: On-Campus, Online
Program Length: 1 - 4 years
Credit Hours: 15

Why This Program & What You'll Learn

American society works best when citizens actively participate in the democratic process. This certificate gives you the civic knowledge and tools to understand the public and political landscapes. You’ll become a more engaged citizen and build the skills to drive change in others.

The 15-hour certificate is open to degree-seeking students of any major as well as non-degree-seeking students.

You’ll take three core classes and then choose two classes from the following elective tracks:

  • Public opinion polling.
  • Elected institutions and procedures.
  • Appointed institutions and procedures.

Program Highlights

As a student of citizen engagement, you’ll:

  • Prepare to make a difference in the political and civic arenas.
  • Expand your knowledge of local, state and national government processes.
  • Explore issues surrounding elections, political parties and lobbying.

Careers & Outcomes

An undergraduate certificate in citizen engagement prepares you for a variety of rewarding careers in public service and beyond.

Career Projected Salary
City/Town Administrator $98,980
City/Town Manager $98,980
Public Service Administrator $46,865

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