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The minor in nonprofit management and administration is designed to introduce students to the history and current profile of American and international nonprofit and nongovernmental organizations as providers of public services and political actors in the national and international political environment. The minor also emphasizes basic knowledge and skills needed for professional work in the nonprofit sector as well as graduate study in public administration, law and public policy.

Minor requirements

The minor consists of 18 credits. All students must take the following courses:

Course Title Hours
POLI 370Foundations of Nonprofit Management3
POLI 372Ethics, Law and Governance3
POLI 374Financial Management for Nonprofits3
Select three of the following courses as electives:9
Public Relations
Human Resource Management
Research Methods in Political Science
Public Administration
Political Science Internship (see adviser)
Communication in the Helping Process
Social Movements and Social Conflict
Total Hours18