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The Nonprofit Leadership Program offers a certificate in Nonprofit Leadershing and a Minor in Nonprofit Leadership. Following are the course requirements for the two programs.

See Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership Requirements

See Minor in Nonprofit Leadership Requirements

Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership

Core Requirements
A&S 200
Introduction to the Nonprofit Sector
(2)
A&S 450
Capstone Experience and Development
(1)
A&S 497
Internship for Nonprofit Leadership Certificate
(6)


200. Introduction to the Nonprofit Sector. 2 credits
.

An introduction to management and leadership in the nonprofit sector, investigating the history, philosophy, ethics, and organization of nonprofit agencies.
Coursework will include introductions on volunteerism, board selection and development, fundraising, the role of a foundation, management and administration, and public relations. The course will combine a review of texts, student research, expert guest lecturers, workshops, and student presentations. (F
)

 

450. Capstone Experience and Development. 1 credit. Prerequisite: A&S 200.
Students will be asked to develop an integrative paper and complete a competency portfolio conveying what they have learned from the certificate program. Students are REQUIRED to attend the American Humanics Management Institute. The American Humanics Management Institute is a 3-4 day, intensive national management institute, organized by students from across the country affiliated with American Humanics, Inc., featuring workshops, seminars, and simulations. The institute is held in early January, between the fall and spring semesters. Students are required to raise funds to cover travel expenses and registration fees (app. $600-800), or pay their own expenses. Fund raising efforts provide a hands-on learning experience prior to the Institute. (S)


497. Internship for Nonprofit Leadership Certificate. 3-6 credits (repeatable to 6 credits). Prerequisite: A&S 200.
Intended to be the cumulative application of the Nonprofit Leadership Certificate competencies for students. The internship is a short-term work experience emphasizing hands-on learning. The internship incorporates education and professional development in a nonprofit agency. (F), (S), (SS)

 

Electives (9 Credits)

Choose one 3 credit course from each area

 

Organizational

Entr 301
Accounting and Financial Concepts for Entrepreneurship
(3)
Entr 302
Marketing and Management Concepts for Entrepreneurship
(3)
Psyc 301
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
(3)
Mgmt 302
Human Resource Management
(3)
Comm 303
Principles of Public Relations
(3)
Mgmt 310
Organizational Behavior
(3)
Comm 401
Organizational Communication
(3)

RLS 442

Recreation Administration

(3)


Service and Community  

Comm 102
Communication and the Human Community
(3)
Soc 115
Social Problems
(3)
Comm 212
Interpersonal Communication
(3)
Psych 250
Developmental Psychology
(4)
T&L 252
Child Development
(3)
SWk 257
Human Behavior in the Social Environment
(4)
Soc 306
Social Change
(3)
IDS 495
Service and Citizenship
(3)
FA 495
Symposium in the Arts (when appropriate)
(1-3)

 

Diversity

Rels 120
Religion In America
(3)
FA 207
Popular & Classical Music of the World
(3)
Phil 215
Comtemporary Moral Issues
(3)
Rels 216
Women and Religion
(3)
IS 121
Introduction to Indian Studies
(3)
A&S 225
Introduction to the Study of Women
(3)
RHS 250
Contemporary Issues in Rehabilitation
(3)
Soc 250
Diversity in American Society
(3)
Phil 373
Ethics in Business and Public Administration
(3)
Comm 402
International/Intercultural Communication
(3)
Psyc 421
Individual and Group Differences
(3)
Psyc 465
Multicultural Psychology
(3)

 

Note: Students may "double use" courses for this Certificate and for their majors or minors.

 

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Minor in Nonprofit Leadership

Core Requirements
A&S 200
Introduction to the Nonprofit Sector
(2)
POLS 361
Nonprofit Management
(3)
A&S 497
Internship for Nonprofit Leadership Certificate
(6)
A&S 450
Capstone Experience and Development
(1)


200. Introduction to the Nonprofit Sector. 2 credits
.

An introduction to management and leadership in the nonprofit sector, investigating the history, philosophy, ethics, and organization of nonprofit agencies.
Coursework will include introductions on volunteerism, board selection and development, fundraising, the role of a foundation, management and administration, and public relations. The course will combine a review of texts, student research, expert guest lecturers, workshops, and student presentations. (F
)


POLS 361 . Nonprofit Management 3 credits. Prerequisite: A&S 200.
Overview of the management of nonprofit organizations. Content includes history and legal foundation of nonprofits, leadership, management of employees and volunteers, operations management and financial management. (F)

 

450. Capstone Experience and Development. 1 credit. Prerequisite: A&S 200.
Students will be asked to develop an integrative paper and complete a competency portfolio conveying what they have learned from the certificate program. Students are REQUIRED to attend the American Humanics Management Institute. The American Humanics Management Institute is a 3-4 day, intensive national management institute, organized by students from across the country affiliated with American Humanics, Inc., featuring workshops, seminars, and simulations. The institute is held in early January, between the fall and spring semesters. Students are required to raise funds to cover travel expenses and registration fees (app. $600-800), or pay their own expenses. Fund raising efforts provide a hands-on learning experience prior to the Institute. (S)


497. Internship for Nonprofit Leadership Certificate. 3-6 credits (repeatable to 6 credits). Prerequisite: A&S 200.
Intended to be the cumulative application of the Nonprofit Leadership Certificate competencies for students. The internship is a short-term work experience emphasizing hands-on learning. The internship incorporates education and professional development in a nonprofit agency. (F), (S), (SS)
 

 

Electives (9 Credits)

Choose one 3 credit course from each area

 

Organizational

Entr 301
Accounting and Financial Concepts for Entrepreneurship
(3)
Entr 302
Marketing and Management Concepts for Entrepreneurship
(3)
Psyc 301
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
(3)
Mgmt 302
Human Resource Management
(3)
Comm 303
Principles of Public Relations
(3)
Mgmt 310
Organizational Behavior
(3)
Comm 401
Organizational Communication
(3)

RLS 442

Recreation Administration

(3)


Service and Community  

Comm 102
Communication and the Human Community
(3)
Soc 115
Social Problems
(3)
Comm 212
Interpersonal Communication
(3)
Psych 250
Developmental Psychology
(4)
T&L 252
Child Development
(3)
SWk 257
Human Behavior in the Social Environment
(4)
Soc 306
Social Change
(3)
IDS 495
Service and Citizenship
(3)
FA 495
Symposium in the Arts (when appropriate)
(1-3)

 

Diversity

Rels 120
Religion In America
(3)
FA 207
Popular & Classical Music of the World
(3)
Phil 215
Comtemporary Moral Issues
(3)
Rels 216
Women and Religion
(3)
IS 121
Introduction to Indian Studies
(3)
A&S 225
Introduction to the Study of Women
(3)
RHS 250
Contemporary Issues in Rehabilitation
(3)
Soc 250
Diversity in American Society
(3)
Phil 373
Ethics in Business and Public Administration
(3)
Comm 402
International/Intercultural Communication
(3)
Psyc 421
Individual and Group Differences
(3)
Psyc 465
Multicultural Psychology
(3)

 

Note: Students may "double use" courses for this Certificate and for their majors or minors.

 

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