The minor in nonprofit management and administration is designed for students preparing for entry-level employment in nonprofit and non-governmental organizations as managers, fundraisers and program evaluators. The minor emphasizes basic knowledge and skills needed to work in the nonprofit sector in the U.S. and abroad. It also prepares students for graduate study in public administration, law, urban planning and public policy, among others.
The minor consists of 18 credits. All students must take the following courses:
POLI 370 Nonprofit Organizations and Society
POLI 372 Ethics, Law and Governance
POLI 374 Financial Management for Nonprofits
POLI 320/SOCY 320 Research Methods in the Social Sciences
GVPA 493 Government and Public Affairs Internship*
Students must take one of the following courses as an elective.
MGMT 331 Human Resource Management
MGMT 319 Organizational Behavior
MASC 323 Public Relations
SLWK 230 Communication in the Helping Process
*An internship is required if the student meets a 2.5 grade point average in the major requirement. If the GPA requirement is not met, the student must take another 3-credit elective course from the list above.
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