Citizenship and Service Minor

This minor is designed for students who wish to apply their real-world community service experience toward a Park University degree.  Students who select this minor can earn up to nine hours of credit for time spent in service. This minor complements a wide variety of majors, or students can use it as one of two minors needed to earn Park’s bachelor of science degree in interdisciplinary studies.

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, (Former 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

Gilbert, Online and Parkville

Citizenship and Service, Minor


Our Citizenship and Service minor 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
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Citizenship & Service Examples

  • 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 is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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