Civic Studies Co-Major & Minors
Tisch College is at the forefront of a growing academic discipline: Civic Studies. Civic Studies is an intellectual complement of movements to improve societies by engaging their citizens to make change. The process of change-making requires that people come together and ask, “What should we do?” Those four words raise intricate questions of individual and group identity, of shared and divergent values, of relationship- and trust-building, of strategies for collective action, of shared and divergent norms for discourse, and more. Each of these recurrent questions of process or method is deeply interrelated and is a topic of ongoing research, experimentation, and learning within the field of Civic Studies. See this “learning map” for an outline of the questions for the discipline.
Civic Studies Co-Major: Tufts’ Civic Studies major is the first academic program of its kind in the world. Students focus on critical reflection, ethical thinking, and action for social change – within and between societies.
Peace and Justice Studies Minor: For students interested in understanding the sustainability of nonviolent interaction and the nature of conflicts across contexts.
Entrepreneurship for Social Impact Minor: For students who want to solve problems in today’s society and drive impact through practical, community-oriented enterprise.
Civic Science: The Civic Science Initiative at Tisch College seeks to repair the disconnection between the institution of science and the publics it means to serve.