The rights to vote and to seek political change are important, but becoming an informed participant in American democracy is just as important. The civic education certificate is designed for students who want to get involved teaching the rights, responsibilities and intellectual foundations that go along with membership in American democracy.

Are you interested in global issues? Do you hope to live or work abroad? Complement your major with the analysis of a variety of international issues, global institutions and policy problems.

Power and statecraft, national security and globalization: Gain a deeper understanding of the connections between these important concepts and topics discussed in the media every day.

In a world of constant political and economic change, what happens in one part of the globe can and does have a major impact on what happens elsewhere. Learn about the immediate and reverberating repercussions of political and economic decisions and conditions, so you can be a force for positive change.

If you want to see how policy change works firsthand, you may find a perfect fit with an internship at an organization that allows you to learn in person, in real time how change occurs and policy is made.

Do you have an interest in understanding how political systems work? Take this opportunity to explore power and politics in the U.S. and abroad and link your major field to important public issues.