Non Profit Leadership

Bachelor of Science in Non-Profit Leadership

Minor in Non-Profit Leadership

Applied Social and Political Sciences

College of Behavioral and Social Sciences


 

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.


Program Outcomes
 

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the methods, vocabulary, and concepts of Non-Profit Leadership
  2. Utilize information technology to access, retrieve, analyze and report social science literature and data
  3. Synthesize concepts and research methods from Non-Profit related disciplines and apply these to social issues and policy discussions
  4. Critically analyze Non-Profit Leadership issues within larger historical and global contexts
  5. Demonstrate knowledge, professional competencies, and personal growth gained through applied research and community engagement activities
 
Core Courses
21 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
SOSC 304
3
Public Administration
SOCI 340
3
Introduction to Nonprofit Leadership
MGMT 460
3
Not-For-Profit Management
NPLS 400
3
Diversity, Philanthropy, and Fundraising
MGMT 360
3
Human Relations and Organizational Behavior
SOCI 409
3
Nonprofit Leadership Internship I
MNSC 483
3
Co-Op Field Placement (Internship II)
 
The Nonprofit Environment
12 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
SOCI 301
3
Community Organization
POSC 302
3
State and Local Government
SOCI 406
3
Sociology of the City
MKTG 310
3
Principles of Marketing
 
Social Science Core Requirements
9 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
SOSC 310
3
Introduction to Basic Statistics
SOSC 407
3
Social Research Methods
SOSC 430
3
Social Science Applications
Plan of Study
(see your advisor)

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.

Year 1 (Freshman)
Fall Semester
16 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
ENGL 101
3
English Composition I
MATH 125
3
Math for Liberal Arts
HIST 205
3
African American History I
IDIS 102
3
Music and Dance
S0SC 200
3
Introduction to Social Science
ORIE 101
1
Freshman Seminar
Spring Semester
15 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
ENGL 102
3
English Composition II
HIST 202
3
African American History
PHSC 103
3
Technology and Human Affairs
SPCH 105
3
Speech
MISY 150
3
Technology Fluency
Year 2 (Sophomore)
Fall Semester
16 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
PHIL 102
3
Logic
ANTH 207
3
Cultural Anthropology
BIOL 101
4
Biological Science
WLIT 207
3
World Literature
SOSC 304
3
Introduction to Public Administration
Spring Semester
15 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
SOCI 301
3
Community Organization
POSC 302
3
State and Local Government
SOSC 340
3
Introduction to Nonprofit Leadership
XXXX XXX
3
Program Elective
XXXX XXX
3
Program Elective
Year 3 (Junior)
Fall Semester
15 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
MGMT 460
3
Not-for-Profit Management
MGMT 360
3
Human Relations and Organizational Behavior
S0SC 407
3
Social Research Methods
XXXX XXX
3
General Elective
XXXX XXX
3
General Elective
Spring Semester
15 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
SOSC 310
3
Introduction to Basic Statistics
MKTG 310
3
Principles of Marketing
SOCI 406
3
Sociology of the City
XXXX XXX
3
General Elective
XXXX XXX
3
General Elective
Year 4 (Senior)
Fall Semester
15 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
NPLS 400
3
Diversity, Philanthropy, and Fundraising
SOCI 409
3
Internship I
XXXX XXX
3
General Elective
XXXX XXX
3
General Elective
XXXX XXX
3
General Elective
Spring Semester
15 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
SOSC 430
3
Social Science Applications
MNSC 483
3
Co-Op Field Placement (Internship II)
XXXX XXX
3
General Elective
XXXX XXX
3
General Elective
XXXX XXX
3
General Elective