Engaged Scholarship

The Engaged Scholarship Certificate allows students to investigate public, civic, and/or social justice issues that they are passionate about through the integration of academic study with community-based learning, research, and action.

Students pursuing the certificate in Engaged Scholarship engage in intensive interdisciplinary inquiry into a topic or issue area of their choice (e.g., migration, criminal justice reform, educational disparities), coupled with direct engagement with communities, organizations, and practitioners outside of the academy. The certificate has four requirements - a foundational seminar, a three-course interdisciplinary elective sequence, a community-based practicum, and a capstone - that together advance students’ learning and skills and contribute to the world beyond Brown.