Undergraduate Program

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The Nonprofit Leadership Studies Program is designed to develop the next generation of nonprofit sector leaders, prepared to engage as highly effective and dedicated professionals committed to improving the quality of life for people around the world. The nonprofit sector is highly diverse, addressing issues and needs related to health services, education, social and legal services, civic and environmental advocacy, international relations and development, arts and culture, and youth and human services. Example organizations include the American Red Cross, Boy and Girl Scouts of America, Feeding America, Habitat for Humanity, Humane Society, National Urban League, United Way, World Vision, YMCA, 4-H and a range of institutions in healthcare, higher education, and faith-based commitments. Careers in the nonprofit sector include:
  • Program/Project Coordinator
  • Special Projects Assistant
  • Community Engagement Coordinator
  • Grant Specialist
  • Development Officer
The NLS Undergraduate Program provides students with a broad-based knowledge of the nonprofit sector and key skills in nonprofit management such as: program development, financial resource development, volunteer and human resource management, and grant writing. The Program integrates teaching, research, and service to develop the skills, provide the experiences, and nurture the spirit and passion required of effective leadership. Additionally, most courses in the Program involve a service-learning project and can help students earn the designation of Service Learning Scholar at graduation.