Coursework

Undergraduate Nonprofit Leadership and Management Certificate

Department of Leadership Studies

Program of Study

The Nonprofit Leadership and Management Certificate Program prepares students for careers and/or volunteer leadership in nonprofit organizations. Students completing the 12 semester credit program will receive national certification from the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance. This national credential earns students a Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) designation verifying students have:

Students also have the option of completing a 20-hour program to receive the Leadership Minor in addition to the Nonprofit Leadership and Management certificate. The program is recommended for sophomores and juniors. Interested freshman are encouraged to enroll in LEAD185:  Certifying for Change-An Introduction to Nonprofit Organizations in their second semester.

Nonprofit Leadership and Management Certificate Curriculum

COURSE NUMBERCOURSE TITLEUNDERGRADUATE UNITS
LEAD 352 Nonprofit Leadership and Management 3
LEAD 387P Student Leadership: Practical Experience
3
Or LEAD 388 Leadership Internship and Skill Development I
LEAD 389 Leadership Internship and Skill Development II * 3
Select three units of electives from the following:
LEAD 185 Certifying for Change - Intro to the Nonprofit Sector 1
LEAD 355S Nonprofit Seminar I 1
LEAD 356S Nonprofit Seminar II 1
LEAD 470 International Nongovernmental Organizations 3
LEAD 475 Social Enterprise and Innovation 3
LEAD 485 Advanced Nonprofit Leadership and Management 3

*Business majors may substitute BUSN 498 for LEAD 389 in this program.

Attendance at one Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Conference is required.

Earn your CNP credential

Leadership Minor with Nonprofit Leadership and Management Certificate

Core Courses (20 units)

COURSE NUMBERCOURSE TITLEUNDERGRADUATE UNITS
LEAD 160 Personal Leadership, Self-Inquiry, and Discovery
3
LEAD 350 Leadership and Group Development
3
oLEAD 357 Leadership and Practice of Presence
LEAD 351 Leadership for Change Capstone
3
LEAD 352 Nonprofit Leadership and Management
3
LEAD 388 Leadership Internship and Skill Development I
3
LEAD 389* Leadership Internship and Skill Development II
2
Select three units of electives from the following:
LEAD 185 Certifying for Change - Intro to the Nonprofit Sector 1
LEAD 355S Nonprofit Seminar I 1
LEAD 356S Nonprofit Seminar II 1
LEAD 470 International Nongovernmental Organizations 3
LEAD 475 Social Enterprise and Innovation 3
LEAD 485 Advanced Nonprofit Leadership and Management 3

*Business majors may substitute BUSN 498 for LEAD 389 in this program.

Attendance at one Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Conference is required.