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Nonprofit Studies Concentration

The Nonprofit Studies concentration was designed for students who want to create and run nonprofit organizations, work in fundraising, volunteer coordination, and other areas of nonprofit management.  This concentration offers students the knowledge and skills to be an effective leader in the nonprofit sector in order implement social change. rovides a comprehensive program in the academic learning and specific skills set training to work in this field.  While core courses provide an introduction to the nonprofit sector to all human services students, upper division courses concentrate on building skills and experience in students desiring management and administrative jobs specifically for the nonprofit or public sector.  

For more information, please contact Dr. Sandra Howard.

B.S. in Human Services, Nonprofit Studies  
General Studies  33 
Human Services core courses 31
Nonprofit Studies concentration  24 
Electives  32 
Total hours required for degree 120



Nonprofit Studies required courses:       
HSP 2780 - Building A Sustainable Nonprofit
HSP 3210 - Organizing and Advocacy for Social Change
HSP 3220 - Conflict Resolution and Decision Making 
HSP 3510 - The People of Nonprofits: Staff, Board, Volunteers, Clients and You
HSP 3810 - Fundraising Strategies for Nonprofit Organizations
HSP 4030 - Grantwriting for Social Change
HSP 4450 - Nonprofit Financial Management and Financing
Choose one of the following:   
HSP 2760 - Social Media for Social Change
HSP 3860 - Social Entrepreneurship
Total: 24 


A grade of “C” or better is required for each course in this program to count toward the bachelor’s degree.

You must complete a minimum of 120 credit hours in order to graduate and 40 of those credit hours must be upper division (3000 or 4000 level).

Note: If you are on a catalog year prior to 2020, your required coursework will be different than the information presented here. See a department advisor to review a degree progress report to verify which classes you need to complete the program.

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