Minor in Nonprofit Social Enterprise and Philanthropy

Undergraduate Program

Department of Leadership Studies

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Program Overview

The Nonprofit Social Enterprise and Philanthropy Minor is designed to help students get a job in the nonprofit or for profit sector.  The skills learned are transferable. Even if you are not going to seek nonprofit employment, it will make you a better boardmember, volunteer, or a donor. The minor in nonprofit studies will prepare undergraduate students at USD better for future careers in the nonprofit sector and elsewhere. Employment in nonprofit organizations represents more than ten percent of private sector employment in the United States.

What classes are required for the Nonprofit Social Enterprise and Philanthropy Minor?

To complete the minor, 18 credit hours are required. The minor can be completed in conjunction with the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance certificate.

Does it matter what I am majoring in to declare the Nonprofit Social Enterprise and Philanthropy Minor?  

No, the minor complements any major and is desirable for someone working in any field. Students from any major are encouraged to declare this minor. This minor is particularly desirable for students in Business, Sociology, Psychology, International Relations, Communications, Political Science and Health Sciences.

What can I do with the Nonprofit Social Enterprise and Philanthropy Minor?   

Get a job in the nonprofit or for profit sector! The skills learned are transferable. The minor in nonprofit studies will prepare undergraduate students at USD better for future careers in the nonprofit sector and elsewhere. Employment in nonprofit organizations represents more than ten percent of private sector employment in the United States.

Will it help me get a job?

Yes, The minor will make you more marketable with nonprofit organizations especially if done in combination with your obtaining your CNP designation.  Offering undergraduate students additional skills as well as a more in-depth understanding of how the nonprofit sector is evolving is not only a value added for those interested in careers in this sector. More importantly, considering the growth in partnerships between nonprofits and government agencies as well as the business sector, a basic understanding of the ‘third sector’ represents a real asset for any student entering the workforce and seeking to have a positive impact after graduation