Civic Engagement Minor

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Community involvement is a central part of the Wagner Plan. The Civic Engagement minor helps you develop a civic identity and provides future employers with concrete evidence of your commitment and experience in civic engagement. You will also gain a better understanding of social responsibility and social justice, and acquire multicultural civic skills.

The Civic Engagement minor consists of a number of 6 credit units (Civic Engagement Minor Checklist) and 2 non-credits civic engagement labs (MDS211).

The Civic Engagement Labs (MDS211) are central to this minor and consist of community-based internships and on-campus experiences.

  • The Civic Engagement Lab is designed to provide students working to complete the Civic Engagement minor with the opportunity to contextualize academic learning through community based internships and on-campus experiences. Students must take two sections of the lab during the course of their academic experience in order to complete the minor. The lab is overseen by the Center for Leadership and Community Engagement. Students will receive a grade of pass or fail.
  • Students are required to take two Civic Engagement Labs. The labs have to be taking in different semesters.

The minor is open to all students, but especially encouraged for Bonner Leaders and IMPACT scholars.  


Dr. Bernadette Ludwig

Associate Professor/Chair, Sociology Department

718-390-3487 Parker Hall 210 (remote Fall 2020)