Public Service & Community Engagement

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Undergraduate Programs

The Minor in Public Service and Community Engagement guides students in the exploration and analysis of the intersections between themselves, their communities, and pervasive social justice issues.

The minor draws on courses from across disciplines to provide a holistic learning experience that is relevant and engaging to students with diverse majors, interests, and career paths. Experiential learning, reflection, and analysis give students direct exposure to some of the most pressing social issues facing the world, providing the analytical, organizational, and advocacy skills needed for effective civic engagement.

Students can select a global and/or local focus depending on their interests. 

McCarthy Center Benefits

This program is supported by the Leo T. McCarthy Center, which provides the following additional benefits:

  • Special Honor — Graduates of the program will be honored as "McCarthy Scholars" at Commencement.
  • Alumni Resources — McCarthy Center alumni have access to our email listserv (through which we share internships), fellowship announcements, career opportunities, invitations to events, resources, etc.
  • The Robert Holstein Memorial Scholarship $5000 — The McCarthy Center seeks applicants with financial need who are deeply committed to scholarship, public service, and public policy-making programs for the common good.

Contact Info

Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good

M-F 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Masonic, Room 106
University of San Francisco
2130 Fulton St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 422-5662 (415) 422-5641