Public and Environmental Affairs


Nonprofit Management

The faculty of the Public and Environmental Affairs department, along with its Center for Public Affairs, cooperates with the Arts Management and Adult Degree programs to offer a broad-based certificate which documents that students have achieved an understanding of the management principles for nonprofit organizations. Regardless of what area of emphasis a student’s degree program is centered upon, many graduates will find themselves working in, with, or directing nonprofit enterprises. Understanding principles of nonprofit management and developing tools for such management is critical to future success.

A certificate in Nonprofit Management is available to students in any academic program. It consists of a supporting course structure that is especially complementary to academic plans of students in the Integrative Leadership Studies degree program who have chosen to pursue a nonprofit leadership or leadership in public service emphasis.  This certificate program is also attractive to students who have chosen other majors, such as Arts Management or Public Administration but desire to earn a free-standing certificate in nonprofit management. In addition to coursework, a critical element of the certificate program is the internship experience requirement.

Students interested in the Certificate in Nonprofit Management should contact Lora Warner, MAC A314;

Requirements for the certificate in Nonprofit Management

Supporting Courses (6 credits)
PU EN AF 215   Introduction to Public Administration
POL SCI 101     American Government and Politics
PU EN AF 202  Introduction to Public Policy
Required Courses (18 credits)
PU EN AF 315  Public and Non-Profit Management
PU EN AF 415 Public and Nonprofit Budgeting
PU EN AF 425 Fundraising & Marketing
PU EN AF 428 Public and Nonprofit Program Evaluation
PU EN AF 497 Internship (minimum of three credits)
Complete one of the following courses: (3 credits)
PU EN AF 344  Leadership in Organizations
PU EN AF 345  Public and Nonprofit Human Resource and Risk Management