Civic and Community Engagement Minor

Student group “Anteaters Are Better Together” make PB&J sandwiches in the effort to help eliminate hunger. Chris Nugent/UCI


What is the minor?

  • An exciting interdisciplinary program that provides students with knowledge, skills, and opportunities to engage as citizens and community members in the 21st century
  • A supplement to students’ major expertise that provides greater breadth of experiences for personal growth and public good
  • An opportunity for students to distinguish themselves through training in how to use knowledge to improve individual, community, and society level outcomes
  • An exciting way to build connections, friendships, and collaborations with students and faculty from diverse disciplines across the entire UCI campus

Who can enroll?

  • All undergraduate students on campus are eligible, regardless of major
  • Students who want to make a difference in our world, at the local, national, or international level, are especially encouraged

What is required?

Students must take 2 core courses, 4 electives, and an internship. Many of the courses students already take meet the elective requirements. Also, the required internships or field placements, and service learning courses offered across the campus meet the internship requirement. Some courses count both toward students’ major and the minor. Students can also petition to have other courses count as electives so long as the courses’ content is consistent with the goals of the minor. Finally within the minor is a specialty track on poverty that provides an even greater range of hands on experiences and opportunities for students.

How do I find out more information?


More Information

Dr. Jodi Quas
Faculty Director, Minor in Civic and Community Engagement

Twitter: @ucicce

Facebook: UCICCE

Division of Undergraduate Education
611 Aldrich Hall
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697
(949) 824-3291

Faculty Advisory Committee

Lorraine Evangelista
Professor & Senior Associate Director of Academic Affairs, Nursing Science

Gillian R. Hayes
Professor and Kleist Chair, Informatics

Charis Kubrin
Professor, Criminology, Law, and Society

Virginia Mann
Professor, Cognitive Science

Richard Matthew
Professor, Planning, Policy and Design
Director, The Blum Center for Poverty Alleviation

Ellen Olshansky
Professor Emeritus, Nursing Science

Alessandra Pantano
Lecturer PSOE, Mathematics

Jone Pearce
Dean’s Professor, Paul Merage School of Business

Stephanie Reich
Associate Professor, Education

Kurt Squire
Professor, Informatics

Linda Vo
Professor, Asian American Studies

Geoff Ward
Associate Professor of Criminology, Law & Society and Sociology


Darlene Esparza
Director, Office of Campus Organizations

Marcella Khelif
Associate Director, Study Abroad Center

Zahra Ahmed
Director, International Programs, Division of Undergraduate Education

Abigail Reyes
Director, Sustainability Initiative