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Citizenship and Service Minor

This course is designed to allow students to apply real-world hours of community service toward academic credit at Park University.  Students can earn up to nine hours of credit for time spent in service to apply to their degree or a minor.

What is a citizenship and service minor?

One of Park University’s core values is to celebrate GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP through our connected learning and working environment, liberal arts education and community stewardship.

Park University emphasizes the importance of giving back to the global community with our citizenship and service minor.

“Given the large number of high school seniors thinking about a “gap year” before heading to college, (Park University President Dr. Greg) Gunderson is pushing Park to offer online tools that turn those experiences into college credit. Offering a “service minor” will convert lessons learned from volunteer work into substantial credit.”

— David Von Drehle, columnist, The Washington Post

May 15, 2020

Locations & Learning Options


Our Citizenship and Service program encourages you to use your experience and commitment to global service and apply your knowledge with such topics as:

  • Civic Identity and Commitment
  • Diversity of Communities
  • Cultures and Civic Action and Reflection
  • Civic Communication

Citizenship & Service Examples

  • Scouts BSA
  • Church mission trips
  •  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints missionary service
  • AmeriCorps
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Teach for America
  • Talk to an admissions representative to see if your service time applies.

Related programs

Park University’s degree programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Park University is a private, non-profit, institution of higher learning since 1875.