The Division of Continuing Studies offers the Bachelor of General Studies degree with an area of concentration in Nonprofit Administration. This area of concentration is available both online and on campus.
|PA 2170||Introduction to Public Administration||3 hrs|
|PA 3500||Non Profit Organizations & Management (prereq: junior or permission of instructor)||3 hrs|
|PA 3000||Applied Statistics and Data Management (prereq: PA MATH 1310)||3 hrs|
|PA 3200||Program Planning and Evaluation (prereq: PA 3000)||3 hrs|
|PA 3600||Personnel and Volunteer Management for Nonprofits (prereqs: PA 2170, PA 3500)||3 hrs|
|PA 3700||Financial Management for Nonprofits (prereqs: PA 2170, PA 3500)||3 hrs|
|PA 4100||Marketing in Public and Nonprofit Organizations||3 hrs|
|PA 4500||Nonprofit Fundraising (prereqs: PA 3500 or permission of instructor)||3 hrs|
Electives: Select 2 courses
|PA 2000||Leadership and Administration||3 hrs|
|PA 4200||Community Organizing and Social Change||3 hrs|
|PA 4300||Seminar in Public Policy||3 hrs|
|PA 4530||Strategic Planning||3 hrs|
|PA 4560||Intergovernmental Management||3 hrs|
|PA 4590||Techniques and Topics in Nonprofit Management||3 hrs|
|PA 4950||Internship||3 hrs|
|UBNS 1010||Introduction to Urban Studies||3 hrs|
National Certification in Nonprofit Management and Leadership is available. Requirements may be met through coursework in your core requirement. Please see an advisor for details.
Online Students: Plan to take PA 2170 and PA 3500 as early as possible in your studies since these courses are prerequisites for many of the other PA courses. Also note that few online PA courses are offered during the Summer term, so expect to complete most major courses during Fall and Spring semesters.
An area of concentration in nonprofit administration will prepare students for careers in nonprofit organizations, such as direct service organizations, public interest groups, community organizations, professional associations, and foundations. Students will skills in the key components of nonprofit organizations: managing people, finances, information, service delivery, fundraising, marketing, and program evaluation. It will also provide the necessary knowledge to pursue an advanced degree, if desired.