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.
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
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