This minor is a 22-unit, innovative, intensive, interdisciplinary program open to all USF undergraduates, regardless of their major, who are interested in developing their skills and knowledge in public service.
The minor provides the analytical, organizational, and advocacy skills and preparation needed for sophisticated public service. Nonpartisan, inclusive, and representative of the vision of Leo T. McCarthy in his advocacy of poor and underserved populations, participation in the minor prepares students to undertake community problem solving through active citizenship.
Through experiential learning, reflection, and analysis, students will have direct exposure to some of the most pressing social issues facing the world. Students can selct a global and/or local focus depending on their interests. The selective program includes internships, mentoring, service learning, the study of public service ethics, research, and a senior thesis. Scholarships are available to outstanding students.
Graduates of the program will be honored as "McCarthy Scholars" at Commencement.
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