For an advising appointment, contact Melanie Barr Fitzpatrick.
NOTE: Students with majors in CLASS who are seeking to substitute NLA Certification for their minor requirement must complete a Certification Plan and General Petition form with Melanie Barr Fitzpatrick.
The following courses fulfill six major competency areas:
|Historical & Philosophical Foundations||SOC3318: Intro to Social Work & Social Services|
|General Nonprofit Management||SOCW3354: Nonprofit Management|
Nonprofit Accounting & Financial Mgmt
|SOCW3330: Nonprofit Financial Management|
Nonprofit Marketing / Public Relations
COMM3356: Business and Professional Communication
MARK3336: Elements of Marketing
|Child & Adult Development||(choose 1)
PSYC2350: Child Development or
PSYC2351: Psychology of Adolescence or
HDFS2317: Human Dev & Family Studies or
SOC3371: Sociology of the Family
|Fundraising Principles and Practice||Fund Development Workshop Series - Spring Only (NON-CREDIT COURSE)|
Students not only attend and participate in experiential requirements, but also organize these events and programs to gain leadership and organizational competencies.
- Active participation in the Nonprofit Leadership Student Association.
- Three or more site visits to nonprofit organizations.
- Four or more Professional Workshops and seminars to meet required competencies.
- Attendance at one or more Annual Retreat.
- Attendance at one or more Annual Recognition Event.
- Attendance at one or more national Alliance Management Institute (AMI).
Students are required to raise the funds to meet their own expenses to the Management Institute (approximately $800-$1,000). Student Association fund raising efforts supplement individual efforts and provide a unique learning experience prior to the Institute.
Professional Internship in a Nonprofit Organization
(480 contact hours)
May be in conjunction with internship for course credit in student’s major, without credit, or for elective credit through SOCW 4301 Internship in Nonprofit Management. Students must apply for the internship through the Nonprofit Leadership Program Director in their senior year or as a post-baccalaureate student and must complete all required assignments and documentation. Required courses must be completed prior to or concurrently with the internship in order to apply knowledge and theory.