Become a better citizen and develop expertise navigating the political world through academic and hands-on experiences.

The Political and Civic Engagement minor enables students to apply their classroom knowledge to the community through applied courses, internships and a Civics Laboratory.  

通过圣. 爱德华的 tradition of academic excellence, award-winning faculty and rigorous curriculum, we ensure that graduates will have the skills to succeed in the 21st century workplace. 与…保持一致. 爱德华的使命, students in the Political and Civic Engagement minor will analyze problems and propose solutions to society's most critical issues.

This distinctive program amplifies opportunities provided by Austin’s diverse community to bring the political world into the classroom. Austin is the best city in Texas to study politics through direct involvement, and this minor maximizes the university’s location and its resources as a destination university. This minor enhances students majoring in 沟通s, 环境科学与政策, 工商管理, and students seeking skills-based coursework.


By taking advantage of Austin’s experiential opportunities and coursework at St. 爱德华的, this minor prepares students to work directly in politics or a related field. 

  • 游说和倡导
  • 活动经理
  • 非营利组织管理
  • 公共政策
  • 公共服务
  • 项目经理
  • 当选的官员

Who is an ideal candidate for this minor?

The Political and Civic Engagement minor takes a student's existing degree to the next level by developing the transferable skills that employers seek — in collaboration, 创造性地解决问题, 决策, 批判性思维, 沟通与领导. The compact and exciting curriculum makes it attractive to students from any discipline who are interested in practical classes and pursuing a more just world.