Earn a Certificate in Civic Engagement and Social Change

The Certificate in Civic Engagement and Social Change is an academic credential for Duke undergraduate students interested in deepening their understanding of social issues by integrating coursework with community-based experiences. Students can design learning and experiences around an issue and develop relationships with faculty and community mentors. Students will emerge from the certificate with strategies for engaging with social issues, competence in navigating diverse communities and clarity around possible career paths.

The fall priority application deadline is October 30. If you’re interested in applying or learning more, check out the following:

  • Complete Part I of your application here.
  • Sign up for the CESC mailing list here.
  • If you have questions that you’d like to talk through in person, you can email Eric Mlyn to set up a meeting to talk through your interests and goals.