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Undergraduate Nonprofit Leadership and Management Certificate

Department of Leadership Studies

Undergraduate Admissions

In order to pursue the Nonprofit Leadership and Management Certificate, students must first gain admission to the University of San Diego as an undergraduate student. Visit the Office of Undergraduate Admissions for admissions requirements and processes.

Declaring the Certificate

The certificate program is open to second-semester freshman, sophomores, and first-semester juniors.

Current USD undergraduates must declare a major before declaring the nonprofit certificate program.

To declare the certificate, undergraduates must complete the Undergraduate Declaration of Major(s)/Minor(s) Form before returning the form to the One Stop Student Center. 

Students may begin taking classes offered in the program before declaring the certificate program.

Interested undergraduates should contact the Nonprofit Leadership and Management Certificate Coordinator, Teresa VanHorn at or (619) 260-4760.