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Non-profit Administration

Andrea Vernon, (Director of the Office for Civic Engagement), Advisor

The interdisciplinary minor in nonprofit administration concentrates on nonprofit board and committee development, fund raising principles and practices, nonprofit financial management, volunteer management, nonprofit management and program planning, grant writing, and nonprofit marketing. It is designed to complement students' major areas of study and prepare them to enter careers in the nonprofit sector. Interested students must meet with the program director at the Office for Civic Engagement prior to declaring the minor.

Students pursuing the nonprofit administration minor will have the option to obtain certification from the national Nonprofit Leadership Alliance organization if they complete additional requirements that include participation in the campus-based student association, extra-curricular training sessions and events, and attendance at a national Alliance Management/Leadership Institute. The director of the Office for Civic Engagement serves as the director for the national certification program. Students should contact that office for information regarding certification.

Requirements for a Minor

Students must complete successfully 21 credits in the following courses:

  1. PSCI 466 (PSC 466) Nonprofit Administration and Public Service, 3 cr.
  2. PSCI 467 (PSC 467) Advanced Nonprofit Administration, 3 cr.
  3. PSCI 498/HC 398 (PSC 498) Nonprofit Internship, 3 cr.
  4. Twelve credits from at least four of the following six areas:
    1. Communication Skills
      • COMX 115S (COMM 110S), Introduction to Interpersonal Communication
      • COMX 210 (COMM 240) Communication in Small Groups
      • COMX 421 (COMM 421) Comm in Nonprofit Organizations
      • COMX 422 (COMM 422) Comm and Technology
      • COMX 423 (COMM 423) Practical Issues in Organizational Communication
      • COMX 424 (COMM 424) Risk, Crisis, and Communication
      • COMX 415 (COMM 451) Intercultural Communication
      • BMGT 420 (MGMT 420) Leadership & Motivation (for business majors only, MGMT 340 prereq.)
    2. Youth and Adult Development
      • PSYX 230S (PSYC 240S) Developmental Psychology
      • PSYX 233 (PSYC 245) Fundamentals of Psychology of Aging
      • SOCI 330 (SOC 330S) Juvenile Delinquency
      • SOCI 335 (SOC 335) Juvenile Justice System
    3. Human Resources Development and Supervision
      • PSCI 462 (PSC 460) Human Resource Management
      • PTRM 380 (RECM 380) Recreation Administration and Leadership (PTRM 110S (RECM 110S), PTRM 217S (RECM 217S), and PTRM 230 (RECM 230) prereq.,)
      • COMX 220S (COMM 230S) Intro to organizational Communication
    4. Nonprofit Program Planning
      • PTRM 230 (RECM 230) Programming in Recreation
      • PTRM 485 (RECM 485) Recreation Planning (for RECM majors only)
      • BMKT 411 (MKTG 411) Services and Relationship Marketing (for business majors only, MKTG 360 prereq.)
    5. Nonprofit Marketing
      • BMKT 343 (MKTG 363) Integrated Marketing Communications (for business majors only, MKTG 360 prereq.)
      • BMKT 412 (MKTG 412) Nonprofit Marketing (for business majors only, MKTG 360 prereq.)
    6. Nonprofit Accounting/Financial Management
      • ACTG 201 (ACCT 201) Principles of Financial Accounting (M 115 (MATH 117) prereq.)

Registrar's Office

Lommasson Center 201

Phone: (406) 243-2995

Fax: (406) 243-4807