Understanding Service-Learning For Students
Service-learning is required as part of an undergraduate Duquesne education. A service-learning course is exactly what it sounds like: a class that combines community-engaged service with classroom-engaged learning. Students gain real world experience while also helping others. The Pittsburgh region becomes a part of your classroom, as you work alongside your classmates and community members to make meaningful environmental and social change. Many Duquesne alumni discover that service-learning helped them further their careers, providing them with ways to demonstrate valuable professional experience.
What courses will satisfy the graduation requirement?
Plan for graduation by learning more about our Core Curriculum requirement.
How can I stay involved in community engagement?
Many students enjoy service-learning courses and will continue to take them, even after satisfying the graduation requirement. You can explore the entire list of service-learning courses at Duquesne to schedule additional classes. You can also consider applying to Duquesne University's Community Engagement Scholars Program.
Are there resources available to help me?
The Office of Service-Learning (OSL) is the administrative home of the service-learning program and supports students in a number of ways. . Previous Duquesne students also wrote a Student Guide to Service-Learning, which is filled with tons of useful tips and information.