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  Nov 18, 2017
 
 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18

Nonprofit Leadership Minor


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Advisor: Janice Maatman

The School of Public Affairs and Administration offers two undergraduate minors in Nonprofit Leadership. The Nonprofit Leadership minor is geared for the student interested in administration of nonprofits in the arts, museums, the environment, healthcare, advocacy, and justice. In additional to traditional course work this minor requires service to the University and community. The minor requires 18 credit hours and prepares students for entry-level professional positions in nonprofit organizations.

No Certification Requirements


The minor in Nonprofit Leadership (No Certification) requires the following: 12 credit hours plus 6 - 9 hours of elective credit hours and service:

Elective Credits: 6 - 9 hours


All electives must be approved by the advisor. Some possibilities for these credit hours are the following:  PADM 5830, 5840, 5870, 5980, 5990; ACTY 2100, 2110, 3130, 4140; ADA 5650; AFS 3140; ANTH 5220; COM 3500, 4440, 5410; DANC 4890; ECON 2010, 2020, 3100, 3190, 3240, 3450, 3800, 4020, 5880, ENVS 4100; GWS 3200; PHIL 4100; PSCI 2000, 2020, 3000, 3040, 3110, 3950, 4050, 4200, 4210, 4220; PSY 3000, 3300, 5260; SOC 2820, 2830, 3730, 4120, 4560, 5680; STAT 2160; SWRK 3330, 4010, 4020 (Please note there may be prerequisites for these classes.)

Additional Requirements


The student must complete a minimum internship of 300 hours (3 credit hours) in a nonprofit organization either by taking PADM 4100 or by taking an internship in the student’s major. If the internship is in the student’s major, the internship must be approved, in advance, by the appropriate faculty in the School of Public Affairs and Administration and include the NLA reporting requirements.

Elective hours are determined by the student’s career goals and defined in conjunction with the appropriate faculty in the School of Public Affairs and Administration. Since leadership encompasses a broad range of skills that are applied in several sectors, it is not possible to provide a comprehensive list of the areas of the electives. Examples include the arts, communication, criminal justice, diversity, environmental studies, health services, nonprofit administration, public policy, public history, and urban and regional planning. Course options for these and additional areas are provided on the School of Public Affairs and Administration’s website and developed in consultation with the appropriate faculty in the School of Public Affairs and Administration.

In order to obtain Nonprofit Leadership minor, the student must earn a minimum grade of “C” or better in any course counted towards the minor.

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