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Degree Specialization inPUBLIC AND NON-PROFIT

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Make the world a better place while you achieve your career goals. With a deep understanding of the social, political, legal, and ethical influences that drive public and non-profit organizations, you’ll be ready to do well by doing good.

You’re looking to advance in your career, but you also want to be of service to your community. Whether your passion lies in the public sector or in a non-profit organization, adding this specialization to your online degree program will empower you to make a bigger difference.

You’ll learn about organizational culture, public policy, change dynamics, effective communication, and the ever-important process of grant writing. Gain the management and decision-making skills you need to succeed in civil service, government, and non-profit industries.

This program consists of five lower-division online public and non-profit management courses for a total of 15 credit hours.

  • PMG300: Public Administration

    An overview of issues related to leading and managing public organizations and government agencies. Focus includes policy development, strategic planning, agency operations, civil service systems, legal framework, and ethical considerations.

  • FIN350: Principles of Finance for the Public Sector

    Introduction to financing of and budgeting within public sector institutions, including the history and trends of funds acquisition and distribution. Accountability to governing bodies and taxpayers for the use of public fiscal resources will be examined.

  • PMG320: Public Policy and Strategy

    An analysis of the development, implementation and evaluation of public policy and strategy. Study includes influences of administrative, legislative and judicial legal perspectives, as well as accountability to citizens and governing boards.

  • PMG370: Fundraising and Grant Writing

    This course provides a broad overview of theoretical and practical application of nonprofit management. Students will learn about the role and responsibilities of a nonprofit organization fundraising marketing and communication plan. An overview of fundraising will include; the importance of an analysis of the essential elements of fundraising: major gift solicitation, the annual campaign, planned giving, understanding alternative fundraising solutions, social enterprises, the use of new technologies for fundraising; individual donor tracking, institutional donors, charitable trusts and foundations and corporate philanthropy. Additionally, students will develop essential research skills, fundraising resources, professional associations and conferences, and examining and measuring the social impact and ethical aspects of fundraising.

  • SOC460: Community Development

    This course examines the various facets of community resource development and management. Emphasis is on planning and management strategies to guide organizations in community development projects, programs, and efforts. (This course is also offered through CBE. Credits earned using this option will appear on transcripts with an “EX” suffix.)

Applied Social Sciences majors will take PMG430 in place of PMG300.

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