Nonprofit Studies Minor

Preparing undergraduate students for leadership positions in the nonprofit and social sectors.

About the Minor

Classroom experiences and hands-on service learning opportunities with community organizations build students' knowledge, confidence, and skills for effective leadership. Students learn about the development and governance of nonprofits as well as the political, social, and economic roles of nonprofit and social sector organizations.

In order to be considered a Nonprofit Studies Minor student, you must first make an appointment with the Nonprofit Studies Minor advisor to complete the Declare a Minor form and attain the necessary signatures. To make an appointment, email nonprofitminor@ncsu.edu. For more information, click here

Nonprofit Studies Minor: Required Courses

This minimum 16-credit hour minor includes courses from multiple academic departments and interdisciplinary programs.

  • PS 203:  Introduction to Nonprofits
  • HI 380:  History of Nonprofits, Philanthropy, and Social Change
  • COM 466:  Nonprofit Leadership & Development
  • NPS 490:  Internship in Nonprofit Studies For a list of available opportunities, please click here.
  • NPS 498:  Capstone Seminar in Nonprofit Studies

Nonprofit Leadership Challenges

Five leadership challenges are discussed throughout each of the core courses for the Nonprofit Studies Minor. These challenges reinforce common themes found in nonprofit careers and leadership:

  1. Aligning mission, methods, and resources
  2. Earning the public trust
  3. Balancing individual interest and the common good
  4. Capitalizing on opportunities associated with diversity
  5. Moving beyond charity to systemic change

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