Nonprofit organizations significantly contribute to the provision of human services, access to the arts, education, recreation and health care, and protection of the environment. Effective nonprofit organizations provide direct services, influence public policy and build a civil society. The minor is designed to introduce students to the theoretical foundations and practical skills needed to be successful in this sector. Through heavy emphasis on experiential learning with the many excellent nonprofit organizations in our region, students learn to apply theory within the context of today's complex and rapidly changing environment.

Faculty

Andere, Johnson, Unruh

Policies

Eight credits of coursework must be unique to the minor and students must complete all coursework with a minimum GPA of 2.00. For policies governing all minors, see AP.5.3.4 Minors.

Banner Code: NPS

Minor Requirements

Total credits: 15

Students should be aware of the specific policies associated with this program, located on the Admissions & Policies tab.

Core Courses

INTS 331The Nonprofit Sector 14
INTS 431Principles of Fund Raising 14
Select one course (3-4 credits) from the following:3-4
Public Relations for Associations and Nonprofits
Nonprofit Financial Planning
Leadership in a Changing Environment
Total Credits11-12
1

These courses are approved by the School of Integrative Studies to earn experiential learning credits.

Electives

Select 3-4 credits from the following:3-4
Entrepreneurship in the Arts
Organizational Communication
Public Relations for Associations and Nonprofits (if not taken as required course)
Conflict and Our World (Mason Core)
Conflict Resolution Techniques and Practice
Economic Problems and Public Policies (Mason Core)
Nonprofit Financial Planning
Sustainable World
Introduction to Conservation Studies
Social Movements and Community Activism 1
Conflict Resolution and Transformation
Special Topics (when the topic is relevant with prior written approval of the director)
International Internship (when the topic is relevant with prior written approval of the director) 1
Add-On Experiential Learning
Global Leadership
Contemporary Health Issues
An Experiential Approach to American Foreign Policy
Leadership in a Changing Environment (if not taken as required course)
Internship (when the topic is relevant with prior written approval of the director) 1
Managing People and Organizations in a Global Economy
Community Engagement for Social Change (Mason Core)
Sociology of Organizations
Selected Approaches to Social Work Intervention
Introduction to Event Management
Total Credits3-4
1

These courses are approved by the School of Integrative Studies to earn experiential learning credits.