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Community Leadership and Civic Engagement Major

Graduate School Preparation

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, only about 10 percent of the United States population has a graduate degree (Master’s, professional, or doctorate). Yet, on average, the unemployment rate declines as education level rises, and wages typically increase with educational attainment.

While not the right option for everyone, a graduate degree may be something you are interested in pursuing after graduating with your Bachelor’s. For those interested in earning an advanced degree, the Community Leadership and Civic Engagement (CLCE) major is a great place to start.

The CLCE major’s interdisciplinary structure allows students to learn about a wide variety of topics. This broad knowledge base helps students prepare to enroll in many different types of graduate programs. 

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A graduate degree provides students with specialized skills in their field of interest and CLCE majors typically apply to graduate programs in areas, such as:

  • Anthropology
  • Art
  • Communication Studies
  • History
  • International Affairs
  • Law
  • Leadership
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Philosophy
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health
  • Public Policy
  • Sociology
  • Urban Planning
  • Urban Studies