Nonprofit Leadership and Management (Minor)

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The minor in nonprofit leadership and management empowers students to positively impact the community in which they work. The nonprofit sector in the U.S. is unique in form and function, with more than 1.6 million organizations in the U.S.

The minor is ideal for students enrolled in other majors at ASU who wish to earn a minor that concentrates on the management of nonprofit organizations. Students from such various disciplines as business, communication, education, global studies, museum studies, nursing, public affairs, religious studies, social work, sustainability and others find this program a beneficial supplement to their existing program as many find their career pathways from their degree occur within nonprofit organization forms. Coursework in the minor introduces students to knowledge and skills for successful professional careers with nonprofit, social sector organizations that exist to improve the quality of life of communities.

This program affords students the opportunity to start their pursuit of the National Certified Nonprofit Professional credential awarded through the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (formerly American Humanics, Inc.): Students seeking more information about completing the CNP credential and requirements should refer to the school website.

Program Offered

Nonprofit Leadership and Management (Minor)

Offered by
Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions


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Program Requirements

The minor requires 18 credit hours: 12 credit hours of required core courses and six credit hours of elective courses.
Required Core Courses -- 12 credit hours
Elective Courses (choose six credit hours from either Block A or Block B)
Block A - choose this block if interested in the CNP credential -- 6 credit hours
Choosing Block A will help you earn the CNP credential. Please review for more information.
Notes: This seminar is one credit hour taken for four semesters.
Notes: Fall only
Block B - choose two courses if interested in minor only, without CNP credential -- 6 credit hours
1. minimum grade of "C" (2.00 on a 4.00 scale) required for all classes in the minor.
2. minimum GPA of 2.00 for those pursuing the minor; a major or premajor, other than BS in nonprofit leadership and management.
3. must meet the curricular and cocurricular requirements (if also pursuing the CNP credential).
4. 15 hours of graded classroom course work (no internship, no independent study).
5. students should be a junior to take 400-level classes.
6. no double counting of courses for both a major and the minor.
Depending on a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.