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Minor Requirements

The Public and Community Service minor covers central themes such as rebuilding democratic communities, re-thinking effective service, and organizing for social justice. 

The minor requires a total of six courses (18 hours) distributed as follows:

1. PSP 101 – Introduction to Service in Democratic Communities

2. PSP 202 – Foundations of Organizational Service

3. PSP 303 – Community Organizing

4. Cultural Diversity/ Boundaries in Community Service

5. PSP 480 – Public Service Capstone

6. PSP Elective – Any course at or above the 300 level

Community Health Track Minor

Students interested in public health – or in health professions or policy – may supplement their major with a PSP minor that concentrates in the area of community/public health. Requirements for this track within the major are as follows:

1. PSP 101 – Introduction to Service in Democratic Communities

2. HPM 101 – American Healthcare System

3. PSP 303 – Community Organizing

4. PHL 309 – Biomedical Ethics

5. PSP 491 – Independent Study: Community Health

6. PSP 480 – Public Service Capstone

Additional Courses (may fulfill “track” or be taken as electives)

PSP 301 – Community Service in American Culture

PSP 360 – Justice Across Borders

PSP 361 – Philanthropy

PSP 362 – Violence and Nonviolence

PSP 470 – Special Topics

PSP 490 – Independent Study​