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Make a difference in your community. Prepare yourself to lead in the nonprofit sector.

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Want to add a minor to your major?
Learn more about our minors. (Note that not all minors are possible to combine with every major.)

Thinking about law school?
Learn more about our Automatic Admit option through the UB School of Law.

Through our Bachelor of Arts program, you'll have the opportunity to study and work beyond the borders of UB's campus through a partnership with a community-serving organization, exploring the dynamics of civic engagement and citizenship.

You'll gain experience in:

  • management
  • fundraising
  • board development
  • program planning
  • business processes
  • historical research.

You'll also:

  • explore historical and contemporary perspectives on nonprofit action, philanthropy, citizenship and democracy
  • become an expert in the study, development and enhancement of communities, concentrating specifically on central Maryland and its nonprofit agencies.

Learning by serving:

You'll explore the dynamics of civic engagement and citizenship through your capstone service-learning courses:

  • a field study or internship with a community organization
  • and a senior project that integrates a little bit of everything, including what you've learned in the classroom, on site and through research.

By the time you graduate, you'll have spent at least 300 hours serving your community.

  • teisha

    "The Community Studies and Civic Engagement program has taught me to be patient, punctual and humble, and I've learned so much about non-profit work and how much dedication and time it takes to complete initiatives and get funding. The program helped me develop time management and organizational leadership skills, and UB's connections in the community have exposed me to many internships, service-learning opportunities and community partnerships. After I graduate I plan to pursue my master's degree in higher education and eventually work in student affairs, while continuing to volunteer and maybe even sit on the board of a non-profit. I am grateful for my experience at UB and happy that I chose the CSCE major!"