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Nonprofit Studies Concentration

At MSU Denver, the Center for Nonprofit Studies within the Department of Human Services provides 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.  

We award the Bachelor of Science in Human Services degree with a concentration in Nonprofit Studies with the completion of this curriculum: (we have a new curriculum so please see an advisor if you have questions)

Required classes for Degree Catalog Year Fall 2012 and beyond:

*Please note- we are offering updated curriculum so please see an advisor with questions*


HSP 1010 Introduction to Human Services 3
HSP 2010 Intro to High Impact Nonprofit Organizations 3
HSP 2070 Pre-Field Placement Seminar 1
HSP 2080 Practicum I 8
HSP 3210 Organizing and Advocacy for Social Change 3
HSP 3330 Ethical and Legal Issues in the Helping Professions 3
HSP 3490 Multicultural Issues in Human Services 4
HSP 3510 The People of Nonprofits: Staff, Board, Volunteers, Clients and You  3
HSP 3610 Financial Accountability and Organization Control in Nonprofit Org 3
HSP 3710 Research Methods and Program Evaluation 4
HSP 3810 Fundraising Strategies for Nonprofit Organizations 3
HSP 4030 Grantwriting for Social Change 3
HSP 4310 Human Resource Development in Nonprofit Organizations 3
HSP 4790 Professional Internship (Senior Experience) 12 
Choose one of the following:  
HSP 3000 Community Change in Human Services 3
HSP 4710 Critical Issues for Nonprofits  3
HSP 4800 Designing a 21st Century Nonprofit 3
Total credits for the Nonprofit Studies concentration 59

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 2012, 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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