Dec 06, 2022  
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Public and Nonprofit Administration

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The Bachelor of Science with a major in Public and Nonprofit Administration prepares students for careers in a wide range of public and nonprofit organizations. The major is designed to allow students to focus on the public and nonprofit administration track or a more flexible approach depending on their interests and career aspirations.

The major requires a minimum of 33 hours of coursework by drawing from courses within the School and outside. Students complete nine credit hours of cognate courses, 15 credit hours of core courses, three credit hours of professional experience, and six credit hours of elective courses to fulfill their academic and professional needs.

Students who plan on working in the nonprofit sector also have an option to earn the Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) designation from the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (NLA). Doing so requires completion of PADM 3210, 3220, and 3230 (under elective stream) and attendance of the Alliance of Management Institute conference. This certification also requires students to earn a minimum grade of “C” in any course counted towards the certification and have the WMU NLA Campus Director attest to the fulfillment of the competencies.

Capstone or Professional Experience (3 credit hours)

Electives (6 credit hours)

Additional courses from within the School of Public Affairs and Administration as well as other departments and colleges may qualify for elective credit with approval of the departmental advisor.

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