Feb 09, 2023  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Non-Profit Leadership, BS

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The Bachelor of Science in Nonprofit Leadership is designed to provide graduates with a broad understanding of the role of philanthropy and not-for-profit organizations in addressing major areas of social functioning in society. Students will acquire the requisite skills and perspectives to assume leadership roles in a variety of not-for-profit organizations. Students will acquire competencies in Board Relationships, Agency/Organization Administration, Community Outreach and Program Planning. Students will gain a targeted understanding of the role of nonprofit organizations in extending the promise of democracy beyond the usual scope and capabilities of government to provide services and civic leadership.

Are you a front-runner for social change? An innovator aspiring to launch a nonprofit? The Nonprofit Leadership program is designed to help you develop the knowledge and skills essential to becoming a high-impact leader in the not-for-profit sector. Students learn how philanthropy and nonprofit organizations help mobilize social change, and provide services and civic leadership beyond the usual scope of government.
Students in this program also have the opportunity to earn a nationally recognized Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership (CNP), bestowed by the National Leadership Alliance.

Nonprofit Leadership Major Requirements

To qualify for the Bachelors Degree in Nonprofit Leadership the student must complete University General Education Requirements (40 credit Hours), a total of 30 Credit Hours in Nonprofit Leadership, and additional courses to complete the university’s degree requirement of 120 credit hours. Courses in the major must be completed with not less than a final grade of “C.” The student also must earn a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) not less than 2.0. The following courses are required for the major in Nonprofit Leadership:

The Major in Nonprofit Leadership (30 Credits)

Total Credits: 120

General Education Requirement

University Graduation Requirement

Major Course 

or any 2 part 200 level History

or any ENGL 200 level or above 

BIOL 101  or BIOL 107  or CHEM 101  or PHSC 101  or PHSC 103  PHIL 103  or PHIL 102  

or IDIS 103  or any Foreign Language or ART 105  or MUSC 201  or DANC 226  or THEA 211  

or any 3 credit Health course, or SPCH 202  or SPCH 204  or GEOG 102  

General Elective - any University course 

Program Elective - any non-required course within the discipline

NOTE: Please consult a program advisor to discuss course options.

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