Non Profit Leadership
Bachelor of Science in Non-Profit Leadership
Minor in Non-Profit Leadership
Advocacy through service.
Are you a front-runner for social change? An innovator aspiring to launch a Non-Profit? The Non-Profit leadership program is designed to help you develop the knowledge and skills essential to becoming a high-impact leader in the not-for-profit sector. Students learn how philanthropy and Non-Profit organizations help mobilize social change, and provide services and civic leadership beyond the usual scope of government.
Non-Profit Management and Youth Development Minor
Students completing this minor are eligible for a national Certification through the Non-Profit Leadership Alliance. The Non-Profit Leadership Alliance at Coppin State University provides a major contribution to the university’s mission of service to the community. Coppin State University endeavors to serve the community by providing a variety of learning venues whereby students and graduates may make significant contributions to the improvement of conditions affecting the inner city and the society at large. This minor enhances the university’s current efforts in community development, community nursing, social work field placements, summer youth camps and other community outreach.
The Coppin State University Non-Profit Leadership Alliance Program includes the multidisciplinary minor involving the Departments of Social Sciences, Management Science, and Social Work. The three departments offer courses in the minor along with collaborative administration of the program. The program will grant a national certification to Coppin graduates who complete this minor. An intensive consideration of Non-Profit management, fund-raising and youth development constitutes the essential focus of this program.
The undergraduate minor is available to students with any major offered by the university. This 21-hour group of courses and field placement activities will be provided to degree seeking students. An outstanding potential exists to utilize university outreach capacities to provide seminars, workshops, and other learning vehicles for in-service training and certification to non-degree seeking students.
The multidisciplinary minor involves faculty and courses from the three disciplines. Interested sophomore and junior students embark upon a two-year minor of courses, internships, and co-curricula activities to prepare for a certification in Youth and Human Service Non-Profit Management.
Community agencies provide advisory leadership, placement opportunities, employment potentials, visiting lecturers, and other resources as part of a partnership with Coppin State University to mutually enhance community service efforts.
Students engage in a variety of curriculum support activities including field trips and observations, an Non-Profit Leadership Alliance Club, conferences and meetings sponsored by the national office of the Non-Profit Leadership Alliance Incorporated, workshops, seminars, and retreats.
Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of the methods, vocabulary, and concepts of Non-Profit Leadership
- Utilize information technology to access, retrieve, analyze and report social science literature and data
- Synthesize concepts and research methods from Non-Profit related disciplines and apply these to social issues and policy discussions
- Critically analyze Non-Profit Leadership issues within larger historical and global contexts
- Demonstrate knowledge, professional competencies, and personal growth gained through applied research and community engagement activities
The following is a sample plan of study. This is not intended as a self-advising guide or as a substitute for seeing your academic advisor about your specific plan of study. Please speak to an advisor before choosing your course load each semester.