About the Major

You will learn about philanthropy (altruistic giving and service) and nonprofit organization management in the local, national, and international area. Philanthropy drives voluntary action for the public good in everything from education, health, and social services to the environment, animals, arts, and religion. This major has the flexibility to allow for an outside minor or certificate in an area of interest to you or one that will increase your marketability.

Skills and abilities this major develops includes: fundraising, strategic planning, and management.

Quick Facts

Sample Coursework

  • Learning by giving
  • Giving and volunteering in America
  • Philanthropy, calling and community
  • Ethics and values in philanthropy
  • Internship in philanthropic studies

Possible Careers

  • Foundation manager
  • Nonprofit program manager
  • Special events coordinator
  • Volunteer coordinator
  • Grants officer
  • Fundraising specialist

Where could I work?

  • Volunteers of America
  • Social services agencies
  • Arts organizations
  • Hospitals and health clinics
  • Nonprofit organizations

Enterprise, Policy, and Planning Cluster

This major is part of the Enterprise, Policy, and Planning (EPP) cluster. The EPP cluster is the academic home of University College students pursuing or interested in business; philanthropic studies; public and environmental affairs; sports management; and tourism, conventions, and event management.

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