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Minor in Nonprofit Management


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The following six courses are required for the Undergraduate Nonprofit Minor offered by CSUSB's Public Administration department: 

(Note:  PA 5140 is no longer a prerequisite for PA 5150 or 5170.)

Nonprofit Minor
Courses Course Description Number of Units
PA 3150 – Society, Business, & Global Governance   (3)
PA 3800 – Introduction to Public Administration   (3)
PA 5010 – Administrative Leadership   (3)
PA 5140 – Nonprofit Management and Leadership   (3)
PA 5170 – Nonprofit Fundraising and Grantwriting   (3)
PA 5150 – Executive Nonprofit Leadership   (3)

Total Units: 18 

Nonprofit Career Paths

The nonprofit sector contributes an estimated $1.047.2 trillion to the U.S. economy, with over 1.54 million nonprofits registered with the IRS, according to the Urban Institute. Nonprofit organizations span various focus areas including but not limited to education, health, the environment, animal rights, sports, music, social services, and research. With such a large footprint, there are a number of career paths that students can take to become leaders in the nonprofit sector. Some popular job titles in nonprofit management include Marketing Associate, Campaign Manager, Development Director, Executive Director, Program Officer, Volunteer Services Director, Grant Administrator, Social Media Coordinator, and Special Events Coordinator.