About the Program
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
- SOCL 7201 Fundamental Statistics in Sociology
- MC 7042 Foundations of Strategic Communication
- CFS 4052 Families: Policy and Law
Three Electives (from the following):
- SOCL 4331 Social Stratification
- SOCL 4461 Criminology
- SOCL 4701 Population
- SOCL 7491 Seminar: Topics in Social Institutions
- MC 7015 Mass Communication and Society
- MC 7043 Strategic Communication Campaigns
- MC 7044 Visual Communication
- MC 8001 Professional Internship
- SW 7803 Grant and Proposal Writing for Human Service Organizations