Adviser: Leticia Steffen, CHASS Associate Dean
The nonprofit administration minor is a 24-credit multi-disciplinary program designed for students wanting to pursue careers in nonprofit organizations that include the arts, human services, recreation, chambers of commerce, civic efforts, and health care. The nonprofit administration minor supports the mission of the university by promoting civic responsibility and encouraging innovation.
Three student learning outcomes are directly related to the mission of the nonprofit administration minor:
- identify basic components in nonprofit organizations;
- develop a strategic plan for a new nonprofit organization;
- apply knowledge of nonprofit organizations within an internship setting.
A variety of suggested electives allows student to focus their coursework toward the type of nonprofit career they desire. Elective courses allow for student choice. An internship in a nonprofit organization is also required and can be coordinated with the student’s major area of study.
Specific Requirements for the Nonprofit Administration Minor
|MCCNM 370||Non-profit Organizations and Communication||3|
|POLSC 330||Introduction to Public Admin.||3|
|PSYCH 315||Industrial/Organizational Psychology||3|
|or SOC 432||Organization Theory|
|SW 350||Social Welfare Policy||3|
|NPA 494||Field Experience||3|
The following courses are suggested electives. Students are encouraged to identify courses that will assist in their specific nonprofit career goals. Students are required to earn 9 credits, but can choose additional electives. The required 9 credits can fall within the same content area or across disciplines; however, students may only use 6 credits from their major. No general education or other minor courses can be double-counted. Some courses may require prerequisites.
|COMR 350||Communicating in Professions||3|
|ECON 202||Principles of Microeconomics||3|
|ENG 305||Technical and Scientific Report Writing||3|
|MCCNM 210||Intro to Integrated Communication||3|
|MCCNM 211||Digital Publishing||3|
|MCCNM 321||Public Relations Case Problems||3|
|MCCNM 422||Writing for Public Relations||3|
|MCCNM 430||Integrated Communications Campaigns||3|
|POLSC 340||Public Policy||3|
|SW 324||Social Work Intervention III||3|
Student Learning Outcomes
- Students will be able to identify the basic components in any nonprofit organization.
- Students will develop a strategic plan for a new nonprofit organization.
- Students will apply knowledge on nonprofit organization in an internship setting.
Outcomes Assessment Activities
Student learning is measured through the development and design of a strategic plan for a new nonprofit organization and through the completion of an internship with a nonprofit organization. Faculty teaching the minor area courses will evaluate each strategic plan developed by students, paying close attention to the student’s ability to convey the necessary components of a nonprofit organization. Internship supervisors evaluate students based on their ability to apply what they’ve learned in their courses into an actual nonprofit setting. Students evaluate how well their courses prepared them for their nonprofit internships. The results of these assessment activities are used to improve program offerings and enhance student learning.