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Service Learning

Connect your classroom learning to community action. Service-learning is a form of experiential education where you apply concepts learned in the classroom to real world problems and community projects.

USD’s Gallagher Center for Experiential Learning & Education Abroad (GC) provides students with opportunities to enroll in service-learning courses, travel and serve on alternative break trips, participate in National Days of Service or simply volunteer your time with a local community agency.

GC encourages faculty members to offer service-learning opportunities for students by supporting community-based projects. More information for faculty about community-based learning and research is available in the .

The courses that include service-learning components vary from semester to semester. Course examples include:

  • SUST 111: Sustainable Society
  • SUST 489: Sustainability Capstone
  • DCOM 423: Aural Rehabilitation
  • HSC 110: The Interprofessional Health Team
  • CJUS 450: Justice and Compassion
  • MGMT 352: Business Service-learning Experience
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