A career path for the greater good
Make a difference by combining your business skills with a cause that inspires your passion through a career in the nonprofit management field. This specialization will prepare you to manage nonprofit organizations and raise funds through philanthropic giving campaigns and grants. Plus you'll put your community and public relations skills to use as you plan and publicize events, and recruit, inspire and manage volunteers to support your nonprofit's mission.
Students in the Nonprofit Management track will complete core business coursework as part of their Organizational Management Bachelor of Applied Science degree — plus focus on nonprofit sector-specific courses that include working with governing boards, foundations and volunteers, advocacy and lobbying, financial management and fundraising, and program cost-benefit analysis and evaluation.
The admissions process for the Nonprofit Management specialization follows the general bachelor's degree enrollment steps. Students can apply to be admitted for Spring, Summer or Fall terms, which start in January, May and August each year. The Organizational Management common core courses required for this degree can be taken online or on campus, while the five Nonprofit Management Specialization courses are only offered online.
The degree is intended to provide students with the leadership and management skills and knowledge necessary to enter the workforce in a mid-level management position.
While the Nonprofit Management specialization offers a 100% online option, bachelor program courses can fill quickly when registration begins. To finish a program that has a designated 100% online option by taking only online courses, students need to register in a timely manner to ensure they have a seat for the online course offerings of their choice. The same guidance applies to access for face-to-face courses on campus. Work with your advisor as needed when planning and be sure to check the important term dates and student email for current information about registration start dates.
This BAS program is designed for students who already hold an Associate in Science degree (A.S.), Associate in Arts degree (A.A.) or higher from a regionally accredited institution, including recent graduates and those with experience in the work force. An Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree does not meet the minimum eligibility requirement for entry into this program. AAS degree holders who intend to transfer into the BAS program should consult with an academic advisor to review coursework and determine the best transfer options.
Bachelor's Resources & Advising
Bachelor's Intent to Graduate Deadlines to Avoid a Late Fee
Summer Term 2021: July 1, 2021
Fall Term 2021: Sept. 30, 2021
Spring Term 2022: Feb. 24, 2022
Use the links below to schedule bachelor advising appointments, with the available methods (phone, MS Teams or on-campus) varying by campus.