Building Robust & Inclusive Democracy

Programs & Major

At Tisch College, every Tufts student—whatever their field of study, school or degree program—has a pathway to civic engagement.

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First Year Global Programs

Start your Tufts education with a transformational and immersive experience that combines travel, service, social and environmental justice, education, and personal growth. Tufts Civic Semester will take place in Peru and Thailand in the Fall of 2024.


Civic Studies Co-Major & Minors

Tufts’s Civic Studies co-major is the first academic program of its kind in the world. Tufts also offers two interdisciplinary minors in Peace and Justice and Entrepreneurship for Social Impact.

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Programs for Undergraduates

Through our courses, internships, and programs, many students have transformational learning experiences that inform their views of themselves and the world, that shape their future trajectories, and that enable them to become effective agents of change.

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Programs for Graduate Students

Every student at Tufts has opportunities to make community engagement and civic life a part of their education, including graduate and professional school students.

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Pre-College and Special Programs

From immersive summer programs for high school students to collaborations for lifelong civic learning, Tisch College prepares people and communities to make a difference.

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Programs for Practitioners

Civic learning doesn't end at graduation. We know that a broad range of practitioners, professions and communities need the skills and training to make real and sustained change. With a focus on robust and inclusive democracy, Tisch College is ready to partner with you.