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Nonprofit Leadership and Service Minor
Minor

Program Overview

Master the skills to drive policy change and serve the public good. The Nonprofit Leadership and Service minor opens the door to leadership roles throughout government and the nonprofit sector.

Program Snapshot

Program Type: Part-Time
Location: On-Campus
Program Length: 1-2 years
Credit Hours: 21

Why This Program & What You'll Learn

If you have a passion for getting involved and serving your community, this minor is for you. The skills you develop here will prepare you to affect change through a nonprofit or public-sector organization.

You’ll learn about everything from human resources and budgeting to public policy and how to motivate employees. You’ll practice your skills as a manager and leader. And you’ll develop a deep understanding of governance and citizen engagement. You’ll also have plenty of opportunities to get practical experience and test your career choice in the real world.

Many of our students take on internships with community and nonprofit organizations, where you’ll build your network and gain experience. Beyond the standard curriculum, you can earn a Certified Nonprofit Professional credential. It’s a great way to show potential employers that you’ve taken extra steps to understand best practices in the nonprofit sector.

 

Program Highlights

While earning a Nonprofit Leadership and Service minor, you can:

  • Expand your learning with an optional certificate in citizen engagement, international nongovernmental organization administration, public policy analysis or public and social entrepreneurship.
  • Get involved and meet people through the Nonprofit Leadership Student Alliance, the Refugee Outreach Collective or another service-oriented student organization.
  • Customize your education with electives in grant writing, IT management, public policy analysis and more.
  • Learn from professors and practitioners who have decades of experience in the public sector.

Careers & Outcomes

A minor in Nonprofit Leadership and Service sets you up for a successful career in any area of government or nonprofit work. You’ll be ready to thrive as a city manager, policy analyst, fundraiser, nonprofit executive, contract specialist and much more.

Career Projected Salary
Chief Executive Officer $98,980
Executive Director $98,980
Planning Director $91,650
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