Undergraduate Programs

Certificate in Nonprofit Administration

We offer coursework fully online or in-person. This is geared towards students who want to learn additional skills to become employed in the nonprofit sector but may not have enough time to complete a minor.

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Students may enter the certificate program at any point during their undergraduate studies. How do I sign up? Contact, Professor Ben Hamman (ben.hamman@umontana.edu)

Requirements

This 12-credit certificate allows students to focus specifically on nonprofit work without an internship. Complete the following:

  • NPAD 166: Introduction to Public Service
  • NPAD 267: Leadership and Nonprofit Organizations
  • NPAD 466: Practical Applications in Nonprofit Administration
  • NPAD 467: Advanced Nonprofit Administration

Certificate in Public Policy

Starting Fall 2022, students can complete (online or in person) and undergraduate certificate in public policy. This degree option prepares students with fundamental skills and knowledge necessary for social impact careers in the public sector. The 12-credit undergraduate certificate will teach leadership, theory and policy process focused on solving public sector problems through data-informed decision-making. In 2022 and beyond, we need leaders with rigorous educations in public policy, a field of study that involves analyzing the problems we face as a society and then developing, evaluating and implementing solutions.

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Students may enter the certificate program at any point during their undergraduate studies. How do I sign up? Contact, Professor Ben Hamman (ben.hamman@umontana.edu)

Requirements

The program requirements consist of the following courses, some of which may count as either electives or requirements for other majors or minors, including the Minor in Nonprofit Administration.

  • PUAD 166: Introduction to Public Service
  • NPAD 267: Leadership and Nonprofit Organizations
  • NPAD 368: Policy Process and Implementation
  • NPAD 465: Solving Public Policy Problems with Data

Nonprofit Minor

The mission of the nonprofit administration minor is to build leadership capacity and professional skills for students to lead, manage, and support nonprofit and philanthropic organizations. The Nonprofit Administration Minor is a 21-credit, stand-alone, multi-disciplinary program. Students from any major can minor in nonprofit administration. Nationally, 10% of workers are employed in the nonprofit sector; in Montana it is over 11% (MT Nonprofit Sector Report).

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For more information, including minor requirements, course rotation, sample syllabi and more, please see the Undergraduate Nonprofit Administration Minor page.