What will I learn?

If making a difference is important to you, then you may want to consider a career in the nonprofit sector! The Rock's Philanthropy and Nonprofit Management program is Pennsylvania's only undergraduate program that prepares students to make a difference while making a living.

Our dedicated faculty will teach you how to:

  • develop, manage and evaluate programs
  • generate funds through grants and special events, prepare budgets and maintain financial records
  • create marketing tools and public relations materials
  • conduct human resources functions like hiring and evaluating staff
  • recruit and supervise volunteers
  • advocate for social change

Hands-on projects for and networking with regional nonprofits, your internship and the student professional association's activities you will allow you to practice using what you're learning in class while you're still in school. By graduation, prospective employers will recognize that you know both theory and best practices and are ready to make a difference from the first day on the job!

WHY CHOOSE PHILANTHROPY AND NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT?

Talented people from all academic areas - accounting to zoology - are needed in the nonprofit sector as it touches every aspect of life - animals, the arts and humanities, children and youth, the environment, faith, health and wellness, international development, recreation and leisure, senior citizens, social justice and social services, veterans and, yes, even zoos.

Nonprofits are looking for people, just like you, who want to change the world! When you graduate with an SRU degree in Philanthropy and Nonprofit Management, you'll be ready to:

  • join the fastest growing employment sector in the world (44,000+ new jobs each year)
  • launch your career in one of the nation's 1.6 million nonprofit organizations where more than 11.4 million people are changing lives everyday
  • manage agencies and projects, provide direct services to those in need, advocate for social justice and raise funds to change the world
  • be part of an elite group of passionate, highly qualified college graduates who bring both advanced knowledge and experience to the nonprofit sector
  • earn a national average starting salary of $39,172 plus have the satisfaction of knowing your work really matters

Our graduates are highly competitive in the job market as SRU is the only university in Pennsylvania that offers an undergraduate degree in philanthropy and nonprofit management and is one of fewer than 25 nationally. In addition to earning a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Programs-Philanthropy and Nonprofit Management, these students are eligible for the nation's only nonprofit management credential, Certified Nonprofit Professional, which is awarded by the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance.

Students may choose Philanthropy and Nonprofit Management as their first major. As the program is flexible, students can also easily secure PNPM as a second major or earn a minor within their four years at SRU.

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

Through course work and related co-curricular experiences, you'll gain the following nonprofit workplace skills:

  • Advocacy and lobbying for marginalized populations
  • Board development and governance
  • Budgeting and financial management
  • Community development and change management
  • Diversity and cultural competency
  • Fundraising, including grant writing
  • Human resource management
  • International nonprofit organizations
  • Marketing and public relations
  • Organizational leadership
  • Program development and evaluation
  • Volunteer recruitment and retention

Which department am I in?

College of Liberal Arts

Study options

Full Time (Minimum of 120 credits)

Tuition fees
US$15,895.00 per year
Start date

Expected January, August, December 2022

Venue

College of Liberal Arts

1 Morrow Way,

SLIPPERY ROCK,

Pennsylvania,

16057, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

International applicants who have not enrolled in any post secondary institution since graduating high school should apply as freshmen. Advanced standing may be considered for those students who have completed IB programs, GCE A-levels (advanced or advanced subsidiary) examinations.

For international students

International applicants who have not enrolled in any post secondary institution since graduating high school should apply as freshmen. Advanced standing may be considered for those students who have completed IB programs, GCE A-levels (advanced or advanced subsidiary) examinations.

English language requirements: Applicants must score a minimum of 61 on the internet based test (iBT), a minimum of 500 on the written test or a minimum of a 173 on the computer based test. Applicants must receive an overall IELTS score at band 6.0 or above.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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