Nonprofit Studies - Minor
School of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences
405 White Hall
The Nonprofit Studies minor prepares students for careers in a variety of nonprofit organizations at the local, state, national and international level. The curriculum 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. Students gain real world experience with local nonprofit agencies through a practicum experience.
The Nonprofit Studies minor may be beneficial for students with a major or interest in business, education, gerontology, psychology, sociology, health sciences, public health, political science and human development and family studies.
Fully Offered At:
- Geauga Campus
- Kent Campus
Admission to a minor is open to students declared 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 declared 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.
To declare this minor, students must have attempted a minimum 12 credit hours at Kent State and earned a minimum 2.000 overall Kent State GPA. Students who have not attempted 12 credit hours at Kent State will be evaluated for admission based on their high school GPA for new students or transfer GPA for transfer students. Transfer students who have not attempted 12 credit hours of college-level coursework at Kent State and/or other institutions will be evaluated based on both their high school GPA and college GPA.
|HDFS 44032||NONPROFIT FUNDRAISING AND GRANTWRITING||3|
|HDFS 44033||COMMUNITY OUTREACH IN NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT (ELR)||3|
|HDFS 44034||PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT||3|
|Methods/Analysis Elective, choose from the following:||3-4|
|INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING|
|COMMUNICATION RESEARCH METHODS|
|RESEARCH METHODS (ELR)|
|QUANTITATIVE METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY I|
|DATA ANALYSIS |
and DATA ANALYSIS LABORATORY
|Internship/Practicum Elective, choose from the following: 1||3|
|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)|
|PRACTICUM IN EDUCATIONAL STUDIES (ELR)|
|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 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 Elective, choose from the following:||3|
|COMMUNICATION, AGING AND CULTURE|
|COMMUNICATION ACROSS THE LIFESPAN|
|INTRODUCTION TO GERONTOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS)|
|PSYCHOLOGY OF AGING|
|ADULT DEVELOPMENT AND AGING (WIC)|
|HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS|
|SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE THEORIES IN PUBLIC HEALTH|
|CHILD PSYCHOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS)|
|RECREATION, LEISURE AND AGING|
|CHILDHOOD IN SOCIETY|
|ADOLESCENCE IN SOCIETY|
|AGING IN SOCIETY (DIVD)|
|Minimum Total Credit Hours:||18|
An internship/practicum is required at a non-profit organization; students must make prior arrangements with the program director. Before taking the internship/practicum course, students must have taken (or will take concurrently) HDFS 44033 and HDFS 44034.
|Minimum Minor GPA|
- After declaring the Nonprofit studies minor, students are required to meet with the program director to discuss course selection and procedures for completing the minor.
- Minimum 6 credit hours in the minor must be upper-division coursework (30000 and 40000 level).
- Minimum 6 credit hours in the minor must be outside of the course requirements for any major or other minor the student is pursuing.
- Minimum 50 percent of the total credit hours for the minor must be taken at Kent State (in residence).