In the Political and Civic Engagement (PACE) program, you’ll develop expertise in leadership, communication, effective citizenship, and public decision making. You’ll also have unique opportunities to apply your knowledge and skills through a mentored internship and community engagement projects. We offer both a certificate in Political And Civic Engagement and a minor in Leaders & Leadership.
PACE faculty support was crucial to my development as a student and as a person. I felt valued, and knew that everyone in the PACE office was rooting for me and willing to help me succeed.Carolyn Haney, PACE alumna
A flexible addition to your degree
The interdisciplinary, 22 credit hour PACE certificate can be combined with any major offered by the College of Arts and Sciences, or with undergraduate degree programs in many other schools at IU Bloomington—allowing you to tailor the program to your individual interests.
Learn more about the PACE certificate program through this video:
Become the leader you know you can be
The 16 credit hour PACE minor in Leaders & Leadership offers students hands-on experiential learning informed by an understanding of the history and theories of effective leadership. This minor strengthens valuable professional skills such as communication, sensitivity to ethical issues, critical thinking and reasoning.
Explore the PACE program
PACE Celebrates Over Ten Years of Bringing Theory to Practice
A video observing the Political And Civic Engagement program's first decade.