About the Major

Civic Leadership is one of IUPUI’s designated pre-law majors. Your coursework includes political science, law, public policy, leadership, ethics and non-profit organization. You can help run a city or state, turn community or political activism into a career, and make a difference in the place where you live. This major gives you the option to tailor electives to your specific interests, including politics, international affairs, or nonprofit management.

Skills and abilities this major develops include: management, negotiation, strategic planning, and team building.

Complementing Interests




Major Possibilities

Sample Coursework

  • Political action and civic engagement
  • Public management
  • Law and public policy
  • Intro to public affairs
  • Urban structure and policy

Possible Careers

  • Attorney*
  • Urban/ regional planner
  • City manager
  • Fundraiser
  • Legislative researcher / analyst
  • Nonprofit program manager

*=indicates career requires further education/training

Where Could I Work?

  • City agencies
  • State government
  • Nonprofits
  • Envrionmental agencies
  • Federal government

Enterprise, Policy, and Planning Cluster

This major is part of the Enterprise, Policy, and Planning (EPP) cluster. The EPP cluster is the academic home of University College students pursuing or interested in business; philanthropic studies; public and environmental affairs; sports management; and tourism, conventions, and event management.

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