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Minor or Certificate in Nonprofit Management


Non-profit students in the conference room

The Nonprofit Management minor is a 21-credit interdisciplinary focus on nonprofit management and community development efforts. Students from all majors can use this minor to pursue their interests in all manner of philanthropy and community development in a variety of policy areas.


The Nonprofit Management Certificate is a 12-credit interdisciplinary focus on nonprofit management and community development effort. Students from all majors can use this certificate.

The core classes are:

  • NONPROF 240 Introduction to Nonprofit Management
  • NONPROF 340 Volunteer Management and the Nonprofit (previously NONPROF 450)
  • NONPROF 440 or ENGL 314 Funding for Nonprofits or Proposal Development (previously NONPROF 441)
  • One communication class: BUSCOM 201, CMGT 201, ENGL 202, or ENGL 302


  • Get help with deciding on a degree/major, course planning and semester schedules through COBE Advising Services.

Registrar’s Office Links

Frequently Asked Questions

Nonprofit Management Courses

How many credits are the minor and certificate?

The minor is 21 credits. The certificate is 12 credits.

When are the main Nonprofit classes offered?

NONPROF 240, 340, and 440 are offered in the fall and spring.

Applying for the minor or certificate

Do I have to apply to do the minor?

Yes, you apply through the registrar.

Nonprofit Internships

Does the internship requirement have a class number and can I take the internship from any department?

The class number is NONPROF 493 and can be taken from any department as long it is with an approved nonprofit organization. For more information, contact Caille Spear (,  208-426-3656) for a visit concerning NONPROF 493.

Where can I find appropriate internships?

Check with your department, or visit the links below:

COBE Internship Information

Service Learning