Nonprofit Administration

Nonprofit organizations play a vital role in the well-being and development of our society. To fulfill their missions, these organizations need dedicated, trained professionals with both the desire and skills to make positive differences in their communities. Courses in the minor are taught with an emphasis on experiential learning, combining theory and applied skills to prepare students to become the future leaders of the nonprofit sector.

Required Courses (9 hours)

  • POLS 3330 Introduction to the Nonprofit Sector
  • POLS 4330 Nonprofit Administration
  • POLS 4340 Nonprofit Management and Leadership

Elective Courses (Choose 6 hours)

  • ARTH 4010 Histories and Theories of Design for Social Impact
  • CCS 3710 Gender, Race and Culture in Community-Based Practice (Prerequisite: permission of instructor or major in WS, ACS, ETHN, or POPC)
  • COMM 3070 Organizational Communication (Prerequisite: Consent of instructor or COMM 1020 and 2010)
  • COMM 3030 Persuasion (Prerequisite: COMM 1020)
  • JOUR 3410 Introduction to Strategic Public Relations for Non-Majors
  • MGMT 3050 Principles of Organization and Management (Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of department)
  • MKT 3000 Principles of Marketing for Non-Business Majors (Prerequisites: ECON 2000 or higher)
  • MDIA 3520 Online Social Media
  • POLS 4500 Public Administration Leadership and Ethics
  • THFM 2750 Arts Management I
  • THFM 3750 Arts Management II

Additional courses may be chosen after consultation with the Political Science faculty mentor.