This certificate program promotes informed, skilled public service to community organizations to help them thrive. Course work emphasizes understanding how community and social organizations operate and are administered in terms of structure, communication and social media, and economic development or revitalization.
The certificate in Community Engagement is available to students enrolled at LSU and to non-traditional students desiring additional training in working with community organizations. The 18-credit curriculum emphasizes understanding how community and social organizations operate, are administered, and can thrive especially in regards to their structures, communication and social media, and economic development or revitalization.
This program is designed for current graduate students from social science departments and professional programs as well as those working for non-profit organizations, community agencies, state government or other public entities who need additional training in working with community organization. You will enhance your career opportunities in non-profit organizations, governmental relations, and administration of public entities, as well as sharpen skills in grant-writing, fundraising, and development of applied research agendas.
Completion of the Community Engagement Certificate requires 18 credit hours from sociology, social work, and mass communication courses.
Three Required Courses
Three Electives (from the following):