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College of Education, Health and Human Services
School of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences

405 White Hall
Tel: 330-672-2294

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 Nonprofit Studies director to discuss course selection and procedures for completing the minor.

Graduation Requirements: Minimum 2.250 GPA required for graduation.

Attribute Legend: DD Diversity-Domestic; DG Diversity-Global; ELR Experiential Learning; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity, writing-intensive and the experiential learning requirements.

Attribute Course Title Credits
  HDFS 44032 Nonprofit Fundraising and Grantwriting 3
ELR HDFS 44033 Community Outreach in Nonprofit Management 3
  HDFS 44034 Principles and Practices of Nonprofit Management 3
  Choose from the following: 3-4
  ACCT 23020 Introduction to Financial Accounting (3)  
  PSYC 21621 Quantitative Methods in Psychology I (3)  
Data Analysis (3)     and
Data Analysis Laboratory (1)
  Choose from the following approved internship or practicum course:* 3
ELR ATTR 45292 Internship in Athletic Training (3)  
ELR BMRT 21092 Internship in Management Technology (3)  
ELR BUS 40192 Internship in Business (3)  
ELR CACM 35092 Internship in Conflict Management (3)  
ELR COMM 45092 Internship in Communication Studies (3)  
ELR CRIM 46792 Criminology and Justice Studies Internship (3)  
ELR EDST 44092 Practicum in Educational Studies (3)  
  ENG 41096 Individual Investigation (3)  
  ENG 49095 Senior Special Topics (3)  
ELR GERO 43092 Practicum in Nursing Home Administration I (3)  
ELR GERO 43192 Practicum in Nursing Home Administration II (3)  
ELR GERO 44092 Practicum in Gerontology (3)  
ELR HDFS 44092 Practicum in Human Development and Family Studies (3)  
ELR HDFS 44192 Internship in Human Development and Family Studies: Case Management I (3)  
ELR HDFS 44292 Internship in Human Development and Family Studies: Case Management II (3)  
ELR HED 44092 Internship in Community Health Education (3)  
ELR IHS 44092 Practicum in Integrated Health Studies (3)  
  PH 40196 Individual Investigation in Public Health (3)  
ELR PH 44092 Internship in Public Health (3)  
  POL 40980 Seminar: Columbus Program in Intergovernmental Issues (3)  
  POL 40981 Washington Program in National Issues (3)  
ELR RPTM 46092 Internship in Recreation (3)  
ELR SOC 42092 Internship in Sociology (3)  
ELR SPAD 25092 Practicum I in Sport Administration (3)  
ELR SPAD 35092 Practicum II in Sport Administration (3)  
ELR SPAD 45092 Internship in Sport Administration (3)  
ELR THEA 41992 Theatre Production Internship (3)  
ELR THEA 42292 Practicum II: Theatre Management (3)  
ELR WMST 40992 Practicum in Women's Studies (3)  
  Choose from the following Development Electives:
  EPSY 29525 Educational Psychology (3)  
KSS/DD GERO 14029 Introduction to Gerontology (3)  
  GERO 40656 Psychology of Aging (3)  
WIC GERO 44030 Adult Development and Aging (3)  
  HDFS 24012 Child Development (3)  
  HDFS 24013 Early Adolescence (3)  
  HDFS 44020 Adolescent Development (3)  
  NURS 20950 Human Growth and Development for Health Professions (3)  
  PH 30005 Social and Behavioral Science Theories in Public Health (3)  
KSS/DD PSYC 20651 Child Psychology (3)  
  PSYC 30651 Adolescent Psychology (3)  
  RPTM 36010 Recreation Leisure and Aging (3)  
  SOC 42421 Childhood in Society (3)  
  SOC 42478 Adolescence in Society (3)  
DD SOC 42879 Aging in Society (3)  
  1. 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.