NonProfit Studies Minor

The Nonprofit Studies minor will equip students with the knowledge and hands-on experience needed to succeed in careers in foundations, human services, economic development, advocacy organizations, museums, the arts, and environmental organizations.  It is open to students from all majors and colleges.

Requirements (15 Credits)

This 15-credit minor requires students to complete two groups of courses:

--Public-Administration and Other Pre-Professional Skills Courses (6 credits)

and

--ONE Nonprofit Sector Track (9 credits): Global Nonprofit Sector or NYC and Urban Nonprofit Sector

Pre-professional Skills Courses (6 Credits)

Students choose two courses from the following list (6 credits):
CIS 102WWeb Design for Non-Profit Organizations

3 credits

PAA 614Strategic Planning and Marketing

3 credits

PAA 616Project Development and Grantwriting

1 - 3 credits

PAA 670The Not-for-Profit Sector

3 credits

PAA 673Financial Resource Development for Not-for-Profits

3 credits

Track Courses (9 Credits)

Students choose three courses in ONE of two tracks (9 credits), including at least one internship course (but not more than two).   

Global NonProfit Sector Track (9 credits)

This track is offered to students interested in the international nonprofit sector who wish to learn more about topics such as NGO's; international humanitarian organizations; social entrepreneurship in a global contest; the public sector in other nations; and advocacy organizations that work across national borders.  Course selection must include one internship course but not more than two such courses. 

ANT 108Global Culture and Local Identities

3 credits

FIN 360International Finance Field Study

3 credits

LAS 201Latin America: The Caribbean and the World

6 credits

MAR 356International Marketing Field Study

3 credits

PAA 683Seminar/Lab in Social Entrepreneurship

3 credits

PJS 301Humanitarianism and International Aid Work

3 credits

PJS 393Internship in Peace and Justice Studies

3 credits

POL 202FTopic: Introduction to International Organizations

3 credits

SOC 390Internship in Sociology

3 credits

WS 234The Girl Child-A Global Perspective

3 credits

WS 280Internship in Women's and Gender Studies

3 credits

WS 296VInternational Activist Politics:Global Feminist and Postcolonial Perspectives

3 credits

NYC and Urban NonProfit Sector Track (9 Credits)

This track is offered to students interested in the U. S. domestic or local N.Y.C. metropolitan nonprofit sector.  Course selection must include one internship course but not more than two such courses.

AMS 396Internship in American Studies

3 credits

ANT 210Urban Ethnography

3 credits

ENG 326Topics in Professional Writing

3 credits

HIS 391History Internship

3 credits

INT 296WChildren in Urban Society

6 credits

MAR 342Public Relations

3 credits

MGT 330Business and Society

3 credits

PJS 393Internship in Peace and Justice Studies

3 credits

SOC 245Urban Planning

3 credits

SOC 390Internship in Sociology

3 credits

WS 280Internship in Women's and Gender Studies

3 credits

WS 305Philanthropy on a Mission: Women and Change in the Non-Profit Sector

3 credits

AND

Other course choices that might be available include the following:

AMS course: Museums and Cultural Institutions (3 credits)

HIS course: Public History Seminar (3 credits)

HIS course: Introduction to Public History (3 credits)

SOC course: Social Movements (3 credits)

Note: Students should check with the Program Director for updates. 

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