Nonprofit Studies - Minor

College of Education, Health and Human Services
School of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences
405 White Hall
Kent Campus
330-672-2294
www.kent.edu/ehhs/ldes


Description

Each year, international, national and local non-profit organizations need thousands of new full-time professional staff. Individuals who fill these positions are people-oriented, competent managers and committed to improving their communities and the future. The Nonprofit Studies minor provides students with knowledge and competencies in areas such as grant writing and fundraising, mission and vision, advocacy and lobbying, risk management, board development, program planning, leadership and ethics, human resource development, youth and adult development, marketing, financial management and non-profit management.

After declaring the Nonprofit studies minor, students are required to meet with the Nonprofit Studies director to discuss course selection and procedures for completing the minor.

Fully Offered At:

  • Geauga Campus
  • Kent Campus

Admission Requirements

Admission to a minor is open to students enrolled in a bachelor’s degree, the A.A.B. or A.A.S. degree or the A.T.S. degree (not Individualized Program major). Students enrolled only in the A.A. or A.S. degree or the A.T.S. degree in Individualized Program may not declare a minor. Students may not pursue a minor and a major in the same discipline.

Minor Requirements

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Minor Requirements
HDFS 44032NONPROFIT FUNDRAISING AND GRANTWRITING 3
HDFS 44033COMMUNITY OUTREACH IN NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT (ELR) 3
HDFS 44034PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT 3
Methods/Analysis Elective, choose from the following:3-4
INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING
QUANTITATIVE ANTHROPOLOGY
COMMUNICATION RESEARCH METHODS
QUANTITATIVE METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY I
DATA ANALYSIS
and DATA ANALYSIS LABORATORY
Internship/Practicum Elective, choose from the following: 13
INTERNSHIP IN ATHLETIC TRAINING I (ELR)
INTERNSHIP IN MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY (ELR)
INTERNSHIP IN BUSINESS (ELR)
INTERNSHIP IN CONFLICT MANAGEMENT (ELR)
INTERNSHIP IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES (ELR)
INTERNSHIP (ELR)
PRACTICUM IN EDUCATIONAL STUDIES (ELR)
INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATION
SENIOR SPECIAL TOPICS
PRACTICUM IN NURSING HOME ADMINISTRATION I (ELR)
PRACTICUM IN NURSING HOME ADMINISTRATION II (ELR)
PRACTICUM IN GERONTOLOGY (ELR)
PRACTICUM IN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY STUDIES (ELR)
INTERNSHIP IN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY STUDIES-CASE MANAGEMENT I (ELR)
INTERNSHIP IN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY STUDIES-CASE MANAGEMENT II (ELR)
INTERNSHIP IN COMMUNITY HEALTH EDUCATION (ELR)
INTERNSHIP IN INTEGRATIVE STUDIES (ELR)
PRACTICUM IN INTEGRATED HEALTH STUDIES (ELR)
INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATION IN PUBLIC HEALTH
INTERNSHIP IN PUBLIC HEALTH (ELR)
COLUMBUS PROGRAM IN STATE ISSUES (ELR)
WASHINGTON PROGRAM IN NATIONAL ISSUES (ELR)
INTERNSHIP (ELR)
INTERNSHIP IN RECREATION (ELR)
INTERNSHIP IN SOCIOLOGY (ELR)
PRACTICUM I IN SPORT ADMINISTRATION (ELR)
PRACTICUM II IN SPORT ADMINISTRATION (ELR)
INTERNSHIP IN SPORT ADMINISTRATION (ELR)
THEATRE PRODUCTION INTERNSHIP (ELR)
PRACTICUM II:THEATRE MANAGEMENT (ELR)
PRACTICUM IN WOMEN'S STUDIES (ELR)
Any other internship or practicum course
Development Electives, choose from the following:3
COMMUNICATION, AGING AND CULTURE
COMMUNICATION ACROSS THE LIFESPAN
EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO GERONTOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS)
PSYCHOLOGY OF AGING
ADULT DEVELOPMENT AND AGING (WIC)
CHILD DEVELOPMENT
EARLY ADOLESCENCE
ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT
HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE THEORIES IN PUBLIC HEALTH
CHILD PSYCHOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS)
ADOLESCENT PSYCHOLOGY
RECREATION, LEISURE AND AGING
CHILDHOOD IN SOCIETY
ADOLESCENCE IN SOCIETY
AGING IN SOCIETY (DIVD)
Minimum Total Credit Hours:18
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The minor includes a required internship/practicum at a non-profit organization; prior arrangements with program director required. Prior to taking the internship/practicum course, students must have taken (or will take concurrently) HDFS 44033 and HDFS 44034

Graduation Requirements 

Minimum Minor GPA
2.000