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The Humanics Program


Exceptional Leaders, Enhanced Organizations, Enriched Communities

The Humanics Program nurtures students to lead organizations addressing the social problems facing our communities.

Each class in the program teaches students the capacities they need to achieve these ends, including how to develop, write, and evaluate grants to fund your organization, how to create your own grants to fund other organizations, how to recruit and manage volunteers and staff, and how to enhance the organizational capacity and sustainability of your organization.

Humanics courses are unlike traditional lecture classes in their emphasis on collaborative team-building projects, prioritization of service-learning, partnership with community benefit organizations (CBOs), and hands-on experience with philanthropic grantmaking.  These components are designed to emulate real-world practice and application and cultivate the abilities to tackle the problems facing society today.

HUMANICS will help you ...

  1. BUILD RELATIONSHIPS FASTER: You'll gain effective communication skills that enable you to build lasting relationships and learn how to impact decision-making processes and drive collaboration among individuals with diverse perspectives.
  2. JUMPSTART YOUR CAREER:  Humanics courses connect you with the people and opportunities that will help you achieve your goals.
  3. CONNECT TO A LIFELONG COMMUNITY: Humanics forges bonds among class participants, and these connections continue with access to a vast Humanics alumni network.*  

*Since 1998, Humanics has developed lasting relationships with a multitude of organizations addressing social problems throughout Central California and graduated scores of students who are thriving at community benefit organizations throughout the Central Valley.

Come join this proud community of doers working to make the Central Valley a better place to live, work, and play.

Students can pursue Humanics through both minor and certificate options.

If you are interested in learning more about Humanics, view our OUTREACH PRESENTATION, our current course offerings and schedule, and contact Dr. Matthew Jendian to schedule a 1 on 1 advising appointment to create an academic plan!