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Nonprofit Management (NPO) Course Descriptions

Department of Public Administration, College of Public Policy


NPO 3003  Fundraising in Nonprofit Agencies
(3-0) 3 hours credit.
Examines methods, techniques, and directed experience in fundraising for nonprofit agencies. Explores relationships with umbrella organizations, government funding, grantsmanship, budget control, and accountability.

NPO 3013  Introduction to Nonprofit Agencies
(3-0) 3 hours credit.
An overview of the historical background, development, role, auspices, organization, and purposes of nonprofit agencies. Special emphasis is placed on structure, program, organizational management, planning and stewardship, fundraising, community building, volunteer services, and problems which confront these organizations. NPO 3013 should be taken in the student’s first semester in the minor. (Same as PAD 3033. Credit cannot be earned for both NPO 3013 and PAD 3033.)

NPO 4911,3  Independent Study
1 or 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: Independent Study Course Form (available in the department or college advising center) signed by the instructor, the student’s undergraduate advisor, Department Chair, and Dean of the College of Public Policy.
Independent reading, research, discussion, and/or writing under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated once for credit, but not more than 6 semester credit hours of independent study, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree.

NPO 4933,6  Internship in Nonprofit Management
3 or 6 hours credit. Prerequisite: Approval of Nonprofit Management Coordinator.
Supervised experience within selected not-for-profit agencies. Students must complete 150 clock hours of internship for the minor. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 6 semester credit hours may be earned through the internship.

NPO 4953  Special Studies in Nonprofit Management
(3-0) 3 hours credit.
An organized course offering the opportunity for specialized study not normally or not often available as part of the regular course offerings. Special Studies may be repeated once for credit, but not more than 6 semester credit hours of special study, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree.