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Minor - Community Engaged Leadership

Minor - Community Engaged Leadership


The minor in community engaged leadership (CEL) is an interdisciplinary minor that equips students with the skills to analyze and understand significant problems facing our communities, explore their relationship to these problems, imagine how to transform these problems, and do meaningful work to improve our communities through a project co-designed with an off-campus partner. The minor provides an overview of how students can ethically and effectively partner with community-based organizations, orients students with theories of how change happens, introduces them to best practices for partnership, and culminates in a capstone project in collaboration with an off-campus community-based organization.

Course Requirements

The community engaged leadership minor is an interdisciplinary minor consisting of 19 credit hours. This includes a 4-hour CEL 210: Introduction to Community Engaged Leadership course which includes a required lab section, and a 3-hour CEL 310: Community Engaged Leadership Capstone course.

Beyond the core courses, students must take an additional 12 hours of courses approved by the minor’s faculty governing body composed of representatives from each school and college. As of fall 2022, the governing body for the minor has established a process for reviewing and approving courses that would count toward the successful completion of the community engaged minor.

The approved, additional courses are:

Other Academic Requirements

A minimum grade of C is required for all courses within the minor.

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