Nonprofit Management Track

The Nonprofit Leadership Studies Nonprofit Management Track integrates teaching, research, and service to develop the skills, provide the experiences, and nurture the spirit and passion required for effective leadership.

Through the NLS program, students will obtain knowledge and skills in the areas of program development, marketing and public relations, financial resource development and management, cultural competency and diversity, and volunteer and human resource management, as well as gain a broad under standing of the roles and functions of nonprofit organizations and philanthropic institutions in a modern democracy.

University Studies Requirements....................................38-44 hrs.
(See Academic Degrees and Programs.)

University Studies selections must include:

  • Social and Self-Awareness and Responsible Citizenship

NLS 290 Community Engagement and the Nonprofit Sector

Core NLS Courses................................................................29-32 hrs.

NLS 100T Transitions
NLS 300 Introduction to Philanthropy and the Nonprofit Sector
NLS 302 Special Event Management
NLS 306 Aging in American Society
NLS 350 Program Development
NLS 351 Leadership, Governance, and Board Development
NLS 352 Human Resource and Volunteer Development
NLS 400 Professional Internship
NLS 402 Financial Resource Management
NLS 410 Technology Skills for Community Organizations
NLS 450 Senior Seminar

Nonprofit Management Track.........................................................................24 hrs.
Choose 15 credit hours from the following electives:

NLS 207 Diversity and Inclusion in a Global Society
NLS 290 Community Engagement and the Nonprofit Sector
NLS 305 Grant-making and Philanthropic Foundations
NLS 370 Philanthropy, NGOs and International Development
NLS 380 The Nonprofit Sector in Comparative Perspective: Study Abroad Experience
NLS 430 NPOs and Community Development: Comprehensive Strategies for Impact
NLS 465 Policy, Legal Issues, and Advocacy for Social Change in Nonprofit Organizations
NLS 475 Social Entrepreneurship
NLS 485 Seminar on Leadership Development

Career Related Electives........................................................9 hrs.
With the support of the academic advisor, students select courses that align with their professional and career goals.

Required Minor.....................................................................21 hrs.

Unrestricted Electives...........................................................2-8 hrs.

Total Curriculum Requirements.........................................120 hrs.

Additional Degree Requirements:

  • 2.50 grade point average in major