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Social Entrepreneurship

Partner with community-serving organizations to explore the dynamics of civic engagement and citizenship.

Many classes in this minor have a service-learning or experiential education component, and you will complete a semester-long field study, or internship, with a community organization in conjunction with a senior project that integrates field study and classroom and research work. You will explore courses from community studies and civic engagement, business, government and public policy, and negotiations and conflict management with particular focus on Central Maryland and its nonprofit organizations.

Community studies and civic engagement majors are not eligible for this minor.

Requirements and Guidelines

  • This minor requires you to have completed at least 24 credits with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0.
  • You may use a maximum of 6 credits to satisfy both major (degree) and minor requirements.
  • You must earn at least a C (2.0) in each course you apply to the minor.

Minor Requirements (15 credits)


Required Courses (12 credits)
  • The Entrepreneurial Experience (ENTR 300)
  • Introduction to Nonproft Leadership (CSCE 301)
  • Service Learning (CSCE 481)/Service Learning Seminar (CSCE 482)
    (These corequisite courses must be taken together, and you must have satisfactorily competed CSCE 301: Community Studies before enrolling; these courses require permission.)
Elective (3 credits)

Choose one.

  • Introduction to Financial Accounting (ACCT 201)
  • Understanding Community (CSCE 200)
  • Fundamentals of Grant Writing (CSCE 302)
  • Nonprofit Management (CSCE 400)
  • Economic and Community Development (CSCE 401)
  • Community Conflict: Causes, Sources, Solutions (CNCM 340)
  • The Economic Way of Thinking (ECON 200)
  • Urban Politics and Public Policy (GVPP 326)
  • Foundations of Democracy I (GVPP 426)
  • Human Resource Management (MGMT 315)
  • Marketing Management (MKTG 301)

Contact: Kristen Tull, academic program coordinator, 410.837.5372