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The Bachelor of Science in Nonprofit Leadership is designed to provide graduates with a broad understanding of the role of philanthropy and not-for-profit organizations in addressing major areas of social functioning in society. Students will acquire the requisite skills and perspectives to assume leadership roles in a variety of not-for-profit organizations. Students will acquire competencies in Board Relationships, Agency/Organization Administration, Community Outreach and Program Planning. Students will gain a targeted understanding of the role of nonprofit organizations in extending the promise of democracy beyond the usual scope and capabilities of government to provide services and civic leadership.

General Requirements For Degree

To qualify for the Bachelors Degree in Nonprofit Leadership the student must complete University General Education Requirements (40 credit Hours), a total of 42 Credit Hours in Nonprofit Leadership, and additional courses to complete the university’s degree requirement of 120 credit hours. Courses in the major must be completed with not less than a final grade of “C.” The student also must earn a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) not less than 2.0. The following courses are required for the major in Nonprofit Leadership: 

Nonprofit Leadership (21 Credits)
SOSC 304 Public Administration
NPLS 340 Introduction to Nonprofit Leadership
MNSC 336 Not–For-Profit Management (NPLS 336)
NPLS 400 Diversity, Philanthropy and Fundraising
MNSC 300 Human Relations and Organizational Behavior
NPLS 409 Nonprofit Leadership Internship I (SOCI 409)
NPLS 410 Nonprofit Leadership Internship II (MNSC480)
The Nonprofit Environment (12 Credits)
SOCI 301 Community Organization
POSC 302 State and Local Government
SOCI 406 Sociology of the City
MNSC 310 Marketing for Managers
Social Science Core Requirements (9 Credits)
SOSC 310 Introduction to Basic Statistics
SOSC 407 Social Research Methods
SOSC 430 Social Science Applications 


Major: Non-Profit Leadership

Level I (First Year)
Fall Semester
 *ENGL 101  English Composition  3
 *MATH 125  Math for Liberal Arts  3
 *»HIST 2051  AA History I  3
 *†IDIS 102  Music & Dance  3
 *SOSC  Intro to Social Science  3
 **ORIE 101  Freshman Seminar  1
 Semester Total 16

Spring Semester
 *ENGL 102  English Composition II  3
 *»HIST 202  AA History II  3
*•PHSC 103  Tech and Human Affairs  3
 *‡SPCH 105  Speech  3
 **MISY 150  Tech Fluency  3
 Semester Total 15

Level II (Sophomore)

Fall Semester
 *×PHIL 102
 Logic
 3
 *ANTH 207
 Cultural Anthropology  3
 *•BIOL 101
 Biological Science
 4
 *○WLIT 207
 World Literature
 3
 ■SOSC 304
 Intro to Pub Admin  3
 Semester Total 16

Spring Semester
 ■SOCI 301
 Community Organization
 3
 ■POSC 302
 State & Local Government  3
 ■SOSC 340  Intro to Nonprofit Ldsh
 3
 ▲
 Program Elective
 3
 ▲  Program Elective  3
 Semester Total 15

Level III (Junior)

Fall Semester
 ■MNSC 336
 Nonprofit Management
 3
 ■MNSC 300  Human Rel & Org Behavior  3
 ■SOCI 407  Research Methods
 3
 ♦
 General Elective  3
 ♦  General Elective  3
 Semester Total 15

Spring Semester
 ■SOSC 310  Intro to Basic Statistics 
 5
 ■MNSC 310  Marketing for Managers
 3
 ■SOCI 406  Sociology of the City  3
 ♦  General Elective  3
 ♦  General Elective  3
 Semester Total 15

Level IV (Senior)

Fall Semester
 ■NPLS 400  Diversity & Philanthropy
 3
 ■NPLS 409  Internship I
 3
 ♦  General Elective
 3
 ♦  General Elective  3
 ♦  General Elective
 3
 Semester Total 15

Spring Semester
 ■SOSC 430  Social Science Applications  3
 ■NPLS  Internship II  3
 ♦
 General Elective  3
 ♦  General Elective  3
 ♦  General Elective
 3
 Semester Total 13
TOTAL CREDITS
122

 *  General Education Requirement
 **  University Graduation Requirement
 ■  Major Course
  »  or any 2 part 200 level History
 or any ENGL 200 level or above
 BIOL 101 or 107 or CHEM 101 or PHSC 101 or PHSC 103
×  PHIL 103 or PHIL 102
 or IDIS 103 or any Foreign Language or ART 105 or MUSC 201 or DANC 226 or THEA 211

 or any 3 credit Health course, or SPCH 202 or SPCH 204 or GEOG 102
 ♦  General Elective - any University course
 ▲  Program Elective - any non-required course within the discipline
 ▬  Support Course
§  Management Science Elective

NOTE: Please consult a program advisor to discuss course options. 

 

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