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Non-Profit Administration Minor

Advisor: Shelly Moreschini, 719.549.2060
The Minor in Non-Profit Administration is a multidisciplinary program designed for students wanting to pursue careers in non-profit organizations that include the arts, human services, recreation, chambers of commerce, civic efforts, and health care. A variety of suggested electives allows student to focus their coursework toward the type of non-profit career they desire. MCCNM 370, Nonprofit Organizations and Communication, is the only required course in the minor. Other core courses allow for student choice, as do the electives. An internship in a nonprofit organization is also required and can be coordinated with the student’s major area of study. 

Student Learning Outcomes

Three student learning outcomes are directly related to the mission of the nonprofit administration minor: identify basic components of nonprofit organization; develop a strategic plan for a new nonprofit organization; apply knowledge of nonprofit organizations within an internship setting.

Specific Requirements for the Non-Profit Administration Minor
Core Courses: 9 credits
Courses Titles Credits
MCCNM 370 Nonprofit Organizations and Communication 3
POLSC 330 Introduction to Public Administration 3
ACCTG 201 Principles of Financial Accounting 3
PSYCH 315 Industrial/Organizational Psych 3
MGMT 201 Principles of Management 3
MCCNM 210 Intro to Integrated Communication 3
Elective Courses: 12 credits

The following courses are suggested electives. Students are encouraged to identify courses that will assist in their specific nonprofit career goals. Students are required to earn 12 credits, but can choose additional electives. The required 12 credits can fall within the same content area or across disciplines; however, students may only use 6 credits from their major. No general education or other minor courses can be double-counted. Some courses may require prerequisites.

Courses Titles Credits
ART 281 Graphic Design
BUSAD 270 Business Communication 3
ECON 202 Microeconomics
ECON 330 Public Finance
ENG 303 Adv. Comp., Rhetoric. & Grammar  3
ENG 305 Technical & Scientific Report Writing 3
ENG 326 Writing for the Web 3
ENG 440 Magazine Writing 3
FIN 330 Principles of Finance 3
MCCNM 210 Intro to Integrated Communication
MCCNM 211 Desktop Publishing 3
MCCNM 321 Public Relations Case Problems 3
MCCNM 422 Writing for Public Relations 3
MCCNM 430  Integrated Communications Campaigns 3
MGMT 301 Organizational Behavior 3
MGMT 318 Human Resource Management 3
MKTG 340 ​Principles of Marketing 3
POLSC 340 Public Policy 3
POLSC 411 Legislatures and Legislation 3
POLSC 480 Practicum in Politics and Public Service 3
SPN 130 Cultures of the Spanish-Spkg World 3
SW 350 Social Welfare Policy 3
SW 324 Social Work Intervention III 3
Internship: 3

Students are required to earn a 3-credit internship in a nonprofit organization to be approved by the nonprofit advisor.​

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