School of Human Ecology
Civil Society and Community Studies
Professors Flanagan, Jasper, Zeldin; Associate Professors Bakken, Christens, Morales; Assistant Professors Gaddis, Horowitz, Sarmiento, Sparks; Faculty Associate Maguire
The Department of Civil Society and Community Studies offers one major in community and nonprofit leadership. This major provides a broad-based interdisciplinary education and a set of applied methodologies that prepare leaders for family-human issues-community focused programming, teaching and coordinating responsibilities. These positions are found in community, nonprofit, human services and business settings. This major includes general studies requirements in humanities, social sciences and natural sciences; specialized emphasis in human ecology areas; and attention to both education and community change processes.
The department offers graduate studies in human ecology. The graduate curriculum allows students to specialize in civil society and community research. Through interdisciplinary coursework and research in community settings—often in collaboration with community organizations or coalitions—students have opportunities to become participant-scholars in change processes, and learn human ecology theory and participatory and application-focused research methods in the process.
Certificate programs are optional and are not required for graduation. UW–Madison-sponsored programs that may be relevant for students in the community and nonprofit leadership program include:
The UW–Madison Leadership Certificate Program is sponsored by the Center for Leadership and Involvement. For more information, see Leadership Certificate.
The Undergraduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship is administered through the Management and Human Resources Department in the School of Business. The program builds on the experience of the cross campus Initiative for Studies in Transformational Entrepreneurship (INSITE) and of the Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship in the Wisconsin School of Business. INSITE’s Deans of Engineering, Law, and College of Agricultural and Life Sciences along with the Deans of Letters and Science and School of Human Ecology have actively endorsed the new program. For additional information see Certificate Program in Entrepreneurship.