Each PCPS department determines which of their courses are suitable for service experiences. Students are expected to follow their department's recommendations for curriculum and service opportunities.
All PCPS students must complete service learning as a requirement for graduation. The designated minimum number of service hours is as follows:
All full-time students must complete a minimum of 80 hours of service learning as a requirement toward graduation from the Panuska College of Professional Studies, except Education and Nursing majors complete a minimum of 40 hours. Generally, full time students complete a minimum of 10 hours of service learning during each fall and spring semester. College of Graduate and Continuing Education students will meet the service learning requirement by completing major courses that have a service-learning component.
It should be noted that students frequently exceed the minimum number of service hours.
In addition to completing the required service learning hours, all seniors must submit a reflection essay. More information about the essay can be found on the main PCPS Service Learning webpage.
Students who do not complete the service learning requirement will not be allowed to graduate.