Civic Engagement & Public Service Certificate
Make an appointment to talk to a CEPS Certificate Adviser
Complete the certificate and....
Learn how to create positive social change
Develop the skills needed for a life of active and engaged citizenship
Connect this work to your major
Get hands-on experience connecting ideas and action
Explore a path to a career in the civic sphere, non-profit sector, or politics
Receive recognition for public service done while at UMass
What is the CEPS Certificate?
The CEPS Certificate combines theory and practical experiences in a coherent framework for students who want to learn how to be effective in building a more just and peaceful world. Here at UMass, a certificate is similar to a minor. A minor is usually in a single department. A certificate explores a complex topic using courses from several departments.
Read about Katie Elliot's experience as a CEPS Certificate student, connecting Architecture and her work with Mass Fair Housing.
Katie Elliot and Professor Ellen Pader
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