Benjamin, Sacco, Toepler, Wagner (director)
Nonprofit organizations significantly contribute to the provision of human services, access to the arts, education, recreation and health care, and protection of the environment. Effective nonprofit organizations provide direct services, influence public policy and build a civil society. The interdisciplinary minor in nonprofit studies is designed to introduce students to the theoretical foundations and practical skills needed to be successful in this sector. Through heavy emphasis on experiential learning with the many excellent nonprofit organizations in our region, students learn to apply theory within the context of today's complex and rapidly changing environment.
In addition to meeting the following requirements, students must meet the university requirements for all minors.
Students pursuing this minor must complete 15 credits of coursework with a minimum GPA of 2.0. Eight credits of course work must be unique to the minor.
Two required core courses (8 credits)
These courses are approved by New Century College to earn experiential learning credits.
One additional course (3-4 credits) chosen from:
NCLC 304, 390, and 490 are approved by New Century College to earn experiential learning credits.
AVT 370 - Entrepreneurship in the Arts Credits: 4
COMM 335 - Organizational Communication Credits: 3
COMM 389 - Public Relations for Associations and Nonprofits Credits: 3 (if not taken as required course)
CONF 101 - Conflict and Our World Credits: 3
CONF 300 - Conflict Resolution Techniques and Practice Credits: 3
ECON 309 - Economic Problems and Public Policies Credits: 3
GOVT 358 - Nonprofit Financial Planning Credits: 4
MSOM 301 - Managing People and Organizations Credits: 3
NCLC 210 - Sustainable World Credits: 4
NCLC 211 - Introduction to Conservation Studies Credits: 3-6
NCLC 304 - Social Movements and Community Activism Credits: 4
NCLC 305 - Conflict Resolution and Transformation Credits: 6
NCLC 340 - Progress: Can America Figure Out What It Means? Credits: 3-6
NCLC 375 - Special Topics Credits: 1-18 (when the topic is relevant with prior written approval of director)
NCLC 390 - Internship Credits: 1-6 (when the topic is relevant with prior written approval of the director)
NCLC 410 - Contemporary Health Issues Credits: 3-18
NCLC 422 - An Experiential Approach to American Foreign Policy Credits: 3-6
NCLC 435 - Leadership in a Changing Environment Credits: 4 (if not taken as required course)
NCLC 490 - Internship Credits: 1-6 (when the topic is relevant with prior written approval of the director)
PSYC 427 - Community Engagement for Social Change Credits: 3
SOCI 492 - Sociology of Organizations Credits:3
SOCW 483 - Selected Approaches to Social Work Intervention Credits:3
TOUR 220 - Introduction to Event Management Credits:3
Requirements may be different for earlier catalog years. See the University Catalog archives.