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-hour 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:

  • Met national standards in 17 critical nonprofit management and leadership competencies
  • Completed internships
  • Attended a four-day professional nonprofit leadership and management conference

Students also have the option of completing a 20-hour program to receive the Leadership Minor or the Education Minor in addition to the Nonprofit Leadership and Management certificate. The program is recommended for sophomores and juniors. Interested freshman are encouraged to participate in the Emerging Leaders Program.

This program is offered with the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance in Kansas City, MO, and offered at over 75 colleges and universities nationwide.

Nonprofit Leadership and Management Certificate Curriculum

Required Courses (9 units)

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE UNDERGRADUATE UNITS
LEAD 352 Nonprofit Leadership and Management
3
LEAD 388 Leadership Internship and Skill Development I *
3
LEAD 389 Leadership Internship and Skill Development II **
3

*LEAD 387P - Student Leadership: Practical Experience may be substituted for LEAD 388

**BUSN 498 - Business Internship may be substituted for LEAD 389

Electives (3 units)

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE UNDERGRADUATE UNITS
LEAD 179 Certifying for Change
1
LEAD 355S Nonprofit Seminar I
1
LEAD 356S Nonprofit Seminar II
1
LEAD 379 Advanced Nonprofit Management and Leadership
3

Attendance at one Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Conference is required.

Students may use this Plan of Study form to make decisions with their advisor on their coursework.

Leadership Minor with Nonprofit Leadership and Management Certificate (20 units)

Core Courses (17 units)

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE UNDERGRADUATE UNITS
LEAD 160 Personal Leadership, Self-Inquiry, and Discovery
3
LEAD 351 Leadership for Change Capstone
3
LEAD 352 Nonprofit Leadership and Management
3
LEAD 355S Nonprofit Seminar I *
1
LEAD 356S Nonprofit Seminar II
1
LEAD 388 Leadership Internship and Skill Development I **
3
LEAD 389* Leadership Internship and Skill Development II ***
3

*LEAD 179 - Certifying for Change may be substituted for LEAD 355S

**LEAD 387P - Student Leadership: Practical Experience may be substituted for LEAD 388

***BUSN 498 - Business Internship may be substituted for LEAD 389

Additional Required Courese (3 units) 

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE UNDERGRADUATE UNITS
LEAD 350 Leadership and Group Development
3
Or
LEAD 357 Leadership and Practice of Presence
3

Attendance at one Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Conference is required.

Students who have declared the Leadership Studies Minor with a Nonprofit Leadership and Management Certificate may use this Plan of Study form to make decisions with their advisor on their coursework.  View our combined program brochure.