Be more than a volunteer
Apply hands-on experiences to in-class theory as you earn course credit for service. Real issues, real people, real work.
Service-learning is all about exploring careers and developing your skills in a way that helps the community. The 1-credit course is like a mini-internship.
More information about the 1-credit service-learning add-on course that is like a mini-internship.
More information about service-learning that is embedded in a course and administered directly by professors.
Organizations you can partner with for the 1-credit add-on, or for your work in a standard service-learning course.
Find a service-learning course in Schedule Search
The best way to get started with service-learning is to contact us. But if you want to check out what's on offer, you can use the Course Schedule Search function to view service-learning courses by attribute. The link and some instructions can be found below:
Frequently Asked Questions
Why do I need service-learning?
Some programs require one or two experiential learning courses to graduate - 1-credit
service-learning counts as such. Otherwise, you may not need service-learning to graduate, but it is strongly recommended.
What’s the cost of a 1-credit service-learning course?
Can I count the 40 hours of service towards my scholarship hours?
16 hours can be counted toward service hours for scholarships, as set by the Financial
Aid office: Financial Aid - Missouri State University
Why are there two types of service-learning courses?
The two types of service-learning allow professors and students different options
for getting experiential learning. Because it requires direct contact to start, 1-credit
service-learning is what we are talking about the most on this webpage. But you can
learn more on our "about" page: About - Citizenship and Service-Learning - Missouri State
Do I get a letter grade for the 1-credit service-learning course?
It depends on which department the course is offered through. Some receive letter
grades and count toward your GPA while others receive a Pass/No Pass grade and do
not count towards your GPA. Your advisor will be able to help you figure this out.
Can I take multiple service-learning courses in a semester?
Yes, as long as you are also enrolled in the corresponding designate courses and are
able to complete the 40 hours of service for each 1-credit course you take.
What am I graded on for the service-learning course?
Can I do my service-learning at more than 1 organization?