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Nonprofit Leadership Minor - Program Requirements

(HEGIS: , CIP: 45.0101 Social Sciences, General)

Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Degree Programs (SSC)

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North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-4670

Shelley Kimelberg, PhD
Director

Associated Subjects

Completing the Nonprofit Leadership Minor Program

Academic Requirements

Minimum GPA of 2.0 overall in the minor.
Minimum GPA of 2.0 in the minor's two required courses: SSC 103 and SSC 235.

Academic Advice

A total of 12 of the 18 credits in the Nonprofit Leadership minor must be 300- or 400-level. Two of the four upper-division courses must come from the following list: SSC 390; SSC 414; SSC 417; SSC 451; or SSC 452. The two remaining upper-division courses must come from the approved list of electives. Students may substitute one relevant 300- or 400-level course not included on the list with prior approval of program staff. 

All classes completed in the minor will be used to calculate the minor GPA. 

No more than two 300- or 400-level courses may be used to satisfy credit requirements in the student’s major, other minors, or programs. Students in the Health & Human Services major may only use SSC 103 to satisfy both the major and the minor; no other course duplication is allowed.

Transfer Credit Policy

All transfer courses officially articulated to UB courses in the Nonprofit Leadership minor are eligible to fulfill minor requirements. However at least 50 percent of coursework toward the minor (i.e., 9 credits) must be completed at UB.

Prerequisite Courses

Students must complete two courses with a minimum grade of "C" in each in order to be accepted into the minor:

SSC 103 Introduction to Health and Human Services
SSC 235 Introduction to Nonprofit Organizations

Required Courses

The minor in Nonprofit Leadership consists of 18 credits: two lower-division 3-credit courses and four upper-division 3-credit courses.

Required Courses (Take both)

SSC 103 Introduction to Health & Human Services
SSC 235 Introduction to Nonprofit Organizations

Core Courses (Choose 2)

SSC 390 Human Services Administration
SSC 414 Grantwriting for Nonprofits
SSC 417 Working with Diverse Populations
SSC 451 Program Evaluation
SSC 452 Fundraising and Philanthropy

Electives (Chose 2)*

APY 476 Health Care in the United States
ECO 421 Urban Economics
ECO 464 Economics of the Public Sector
END 308 Health and Urban Environments
END 439 Local Government Finance and Budgeting
END 441 Nonprofit Management
MGA 306 Financial Reporting and Analysis
MGB 301 Organizational Behavior and Administration
MGI 301 Human Resources Management and Labor Relations for Managers
PSC 314 Public Policy Making
PSY 331 Social Psychology
PUB 330 Public Health Systems and Processes
SOC 309 Social Change
SOC 328 Social Inequality
SOC 363 Families and Public Policy
SOC 378 Social Inequality and Health
SOC 467 Sociology of Social Policy
SSC 320 Issues in Developmental Disabilities
SSC 343 Violence in the Family
SSC 363 The Aging Process
SSC 390 Human Services Administration (if not taken above)
SSC 407 Healthcare and the Elderly
SSC 408 Alzheimer's and Dementia
SSC 413 Addictions Treatment
SSC 414 Grantwriting for Nonprofits (if not taken above)
SSC 417 Working with Diverse Populations (if not taken above)
SSC 420 Child Mental Health
SSC 451 Program Evaluation (if not taken above)
SSC 452 Fundraising and Philanthropy (if not taken above)
SSC 496 HS1: Human Services Internship
SSC 496 COM: Community Internship
SW 309 Developing Leadership in Communities

*Students may substitute one relevant 300- or 400-level not included on this list, with the approval of program staff.

Note: No more than two 300- or 400-level courses may be used to satisfy credit requirements in the student's major, other minors, or programs.  Students in the Health and Human Services major may only use SSC 103 to satisfy both the major and minor;  no other course duplication is allowed:


Total Credit Hours Required

Total credit hours required for the Nonprofit Leadership Minor
Total Credits Required for Minor/Certificate18

Minors and certificates must be completed in conjunction with a major and all university degree requirements must be met.

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or minor requirements.

Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This chart should not be used for financial aid purposes.

 
Published: Dec 05, 2019 11:41:27