How can you apply your classroom knowledge to address real-world problems?

Work with renowned faculty across disciplines through community engaged learning (service-learning) courses addressing complex social and environmental issues.

Choose from more than 150 innovative classes that integrate rigorous coursework with service experience in the fields of Education, Engineering, Environment, Health, Human Rights, and Identity.

Engage in projects and partnerships in the community that address social or environmental challenges. Though projects and partnerships vary, all Cardinal Courses:

1. Engage with a community to address a social problem or societal need
2. Integrate course or research objectives and community-based experiences
3. Produce reciprocal benefits for students, faculty, and community partners
4. Provide opportunities to critically examine public issues and explore one's civic identity
5. Embody the Haas Center's Principles of Ethical and Effective Service
6. Involve one or more Public Service Pathways: activism, community engaged learning and research, direct service, public policy, philanthropy, or social entrepreneurship

Questions? Contact Sarah McShea at the Haas Center for Public Service.


Once you have taken 12 units in certified Cardinal Courses, you may eligible to apply for a Cardinal Service Transcript Notation.