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Certificate in Nonprofit Management (CNPM)

Dee Fretwell, Coordinator
541-552-6718, fretweld1@sou.edu

The certificate program equips students with the skills necessary to obtain management positions within nonprofit organizations. To pursue this certificate, students must be in one of the following categories:  a) current SOU students who are meeting the requirements for the BA or BS degree, b) students who already have a BA or BS degree (post-baccalaureate), or c) students who have completed approximately two years of college coursework or have at least three years of significant professional work experience and meet the prerequisite for admission to certificate program. To be awarded this certificate, students must complete the course requirements listed below.

Graduates of the certificate program gain the knowledge and experience required to become proficient in nonprofit management. Management disciplines may include the following: financial management, organizational leadership, marketing, fundraising, public relations, and human resource management.

The program requires the completion of 32 credits, consisting of one prerequisite course, four required core courses and three courses from the list of electives. The certificate may utilize coursework that students complete as part of University Studies or coursework required by their major or degree program. Students must complete 20 of the final credits of the certificate at SOU. All courses taken for the certificate must be completed with a grade of C- or better and a minimum 2.5 GPA. The Certificate in Nonprofit Management program is open to all majors.

Students will be required to interact with a nonprofit organization in several classes. Selecting one nonprofit to use for class projects is recommended, but not required; however, students can gain in-depth knowledge of nonprofit theory and practice in one organization.

Prerequisite (4 credits)

BA 324 - Business Communication  4 credits (or other upper division research writing course upon approval of Certificate Coordinator)

Course Requirements for Undergraduate and Post Baccalaureate Students (28 credits)

Required Core Courses (16 credits)

Undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students pursuing the certificate should take upper division courses. Graduate students should take courses numbered at the 500-level.

Elective Courses - Choose 3 of the Following (12 credits)

* Practicum credit may also be accepted from other programs.  Requires approval of the CPNM Program Coordinator.