Why Civic Innovation at E&H?

Unique Degree.  Unique Opportunities.

An Emory & Henry student serves at a local retirement facility.An Emory & Henry student serves at a local retirement facility.As a central part of the curriculum in Civic Innovation, students are actively solving community-identified problems and achieving outcomes for people and places.  In collaboration with their advisor, students chart a course of study that provides skills that they can apply in the public and private sectors or in post-graduate study.  Throughout the curriculum, students build and maintain a results portfolio, presenting this at points in their study, culminating in the senior capstone presentation.  

Challenging service placements and opportunities to attend regional and national conferences and workshops enhance the program. Additionally, students majoring in Civic Innovation are often called upon to give leadership in a number of service activities on campus and in the surrounding communities.

 Major and minor areas which relate well to the Civic Innovation program are psychology, sociology, political science, religion, environmental studies, international studies, economics, Spanish, history, and mass communications. 

Engaging Classes

Civic Innovation students learn by doing.  This isn’t a passive environment; you will be asked to contribute to the classroom.

Thoughtful Students

Rachel Haines, a Civic Innovation and Religion double major, reflects on her experience in Dublin, Ireland.