BDIC's civic engagement track

CivX is shorthand for BDIC's civic engagement track. CivX students are BDIC majors whose concentrations are in civic engagement, plus their focus area. Their focus area (the "X" in CivX), might involve the arts, environmental justice, social entrepreneurship, community health, information technology, or whatever discipline students would like to combine with civic engagement. The BDIC CivX track was developed in collaboration with UMass Amherst's Bachelor's Degree with Individual Concentration (BDIC) program. BDIC majors who complete the CivX requirements will also have the "Civic Engagement" designation noted on their diplomas. 


Ellen Correa
Senior Lecturer


  • Connect your education/major to work in community settings that advocates for a more just society
  • Connect with other students, faculty, staff, and community members who are strongly committed to working for social justice
  • Get hands-on experience connecting ideas and action and learn how to create research and projects that promote positive social change