Field Study

The two-quarter full-time field study is required of all Community Studies majors and is taken over the summer and fall quarters after a student's third year. Your field study must be related to the topical area you choose. Full time field studies may be arranged with organizations in Santa Cruz or elsewhere in the United States, choosing from geographic locations where social justice issues are particularly interesting.

undergrad-fs-photo.jpgAll Community Studies students must officially apply for field study in the winter quarter prior to embarking on their full-time field study. Students attend the Winter Field Study Workshops to initiate their applications for field study, which are due in late January. Field Study placements are finalized by the end of winter quarter; students must turn in their Field Study Goals + Objectives forms in order to be granted permission codes for CMMU 102. 

All field placements must be approved by your advisor no later than the end of winter quarter.  You cannot enroll in CMMU 102, Preparation for Field Study, until the Goals & Objectives Contract has been completed and signed by you, your field placement supervisor, and the Community Studies Program Director. If you are eligible for Financial Aid, please contact your Financial Aid advisor as soon as possible to learn what may be available for summer quarter.

For workshops and paperwork due dates, please see the Community Studies Program Calendar

Visit the Field Study tab to learn more about the cornerstone of the Community Studies major!