A graduate certificate in Public Humanities & Civic Engagement prepares you for a life of participation: In public, with the public.
Housed within the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities, the graduate certificate program in Public Humanities & Civic Engagement is offered for matriculated graduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences. Public Humanities integrates the humanistic disciplines into the public sphere with projects that create, document, catalog, preserve content, or create lifelong opportunities to share in Humanistic content. Research indicates that the study of texts, music, and art can teach fundamental skills like compassion and empathy, creative thinking, problem-solving, and skills of critical debate. Bringing the Humanities into public life (free and accessible to all) is therefore essential to civic life. This graduate certificate program encourages students to ask what their degrees can do for society.