PICA scholars deepen their knowledge and skills as active and responsive citizens through the integration of classroom studies in the liberal arts and experiential learning in local and global communities.
- A core of 5 courses outside the major, including the PICA Gateway Course
- The junior seminar, a two-credit, course designed to to further develop knowledge and skills in community action, and to foster student development as change agents
- A 300 hour community internship, traditionally done in the summer between junior and senior year
- The senior seminar, a two-credit, collaborative experience designed to share learning among the PICA scholars and with the wider community
- A senior project that integrates research and course work addressing a particular community challenge; this may be presented as an individual or honors study or a capstone seminar
- An up-to-date record of all PICA activities in the E-portfolio program
- A 3.0 GPA beginning in the spring of the sophomore year and continuing until graduation
Upon graduation from Connecticut College, PICA scholars receive a certificate in recognition of their completion of the PICA program. They will have acquired knowledge and a greater understanding of both themselves and their roles as activists and policy makers in local and global communities.
Holleran Center Contact Information:
Holleran Center for Community Action and Public Policy
270 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320-4196