Students pursuing a baccalaureate degree in the social sciences, business, journalism, communications, kinesiology, or one of the many other related academic disciplines, may prepare for professional careers in nonprofit organizations.
By participating in and completing academic and co-curricular requirements, students prepare for certification as nonprofit professionals through American Humanics, Inc. (AH), a national nonprofit organization founded in 1948. AH certification is recognized by national youth and human service organizations as well as a growing number of Houston and Harris County affiliated organizations that provide internships and job placement both locally and nationally.
Students enroll in elective and other courses that fit within their chosen degree requirements. Competencies required for AH certification are in the areas of:
Co-curricular activities include membership in the American Humanics Student Association (AHSA), a recognized campus organization, attendance at the AHSA annual retreat, and professional development workshops; and attendance at the national American Humanics Management Institute.
Academic advising and assistance in the certification process is provided by the American Humanics Program Coordinator. AH is a project of the Graduate College of Social Work, serving undergraduate and postbaccalaureate students.
Co-curricular activities are partially funded through a one-time enrollment fee of $50 and an annual program fee of $50 will be added to the student’s bill. Student association dues are $30 per year. Limited financial assistance is available through American Humanics, Inc. for students who are actively participating in AH.
For more information about AH and how to begin the certification process, call 713-743-8018.
Catalog Publish Date: August 21, 2009
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