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Non-profit Development and Administration

The goal of these guidelines is to help persons understand the role of nonprofit organizations in society and to prepare them to organize, develop, and administer nonprofit organizations. Nonprofit organizations include educational, scientific, religious, and other charitable organizations, as well as private foundations, community-based organizations, professional and fraternal associations, and civic and social organizations. The guidelines are designed to serve persons who have worked, or who want to work, within the nonprofit sector as employees, or have served in the community as volunteers. Graduates may enter careers such as communications director, volunteer director, or program director for a nonprofit agency.

Objectives of the program include the study of (1) the historical and cultural context of nonprofit organizations, specifically their place within a market economy; (2) the characteristics of persons and communities served by nonprofit organizations; (3) legal, ethical, and policy issues which shape the governance, development, and operation of nonprofits; (4) relevant skills, including management of personnel, information, and finances, interpersonal communication, program evaluation, and marketing; and (5) special topics, including fundraising, philanthropy and volunteerism.

Program Summary

A. General Education (35-41 hours)
See Graduation from the University for the University General Education Program requirements. Students who have completed one year of American History in high school are exempted from the six credit-hour History General Education Program requirement; otherwise, students will have to meet the History requirement.

B. Coordinated Study (60 hours)
Core Courses (15 hours) take each course
ANTH 4412 Neighborhood Development and Poverty or
ANTH 3282 Cultural History of American Communities
ECON 3411 Economics of Social Issues
MGMT 3110 Organization and Management
PADM 3601 Public Administration
PADM 4226 Introduction to Nonprofit Organizations

Context Courses
Historical Context
(take one course):
HIST 3274 Modern Islamic World
HIST 3275 History of the Jewish People
HIST 3881 African-American History
HIST 4831 History of American Family
HIST 4851 History of Women in America
HIST 4863 History of Childhood in America
HIST 4871 United States Urban History

Social, Political, Economic Context
(take 3 courses from at least two different disciplines)
ANTH 4411 Urban Anthropology
CJUS 1100 Introduction to Criminal Justice
COMM 4381 Rhetoric and Public Controversy
COUN 4611 Introduction to Counseling
COUN 4781 Strategies for Crisis Intervention
COUN 4783 Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling
ECON 2010 Introduction to Macroeconomics
PHIL 3511 Ethics
POLS 3211 State and Local Government
POLS 3213 Introduction to the Study of Public Policy
POLS 4222 Urban Politics
POLS 4224 Issues/Urban Politics
SOCI 3401 Social Inequality
SOCI 3422 Racial and Ethnic Minorities: A Soci-Historical Approach
SOCI 4442 Sociology of Poverty
SOCI 4541 Sociology of Aging

Nonprofit Work Setting: (take one course)
ANTH 4253 Anthropology of Religion
ARTH 4382 Professional Practices in Museums
ARTH 4830 Museums in Society
ESCI 3451 Introduction to Urban Planning
POLS 4221 Urban Administration
SLS 3103 Outdoor Recreation and Education for Urban America
SLS 3205 Area and Facility Management
SLS 3905 Leisure and Recreation for People with Disabilities
SOCI 3860 Sociology of Religion

Skills for Administration & Community Development: (21 hours) take one course from each category

Marketing & Fund-raising: (take one course)
FIR 4011 Estate Planning and Law of Taxation
JOUR 3400 Public Relations
MKTG 3010 Principles of Marketing
MKTG 4230 Services Marketing

Human Resources: ( take one course)
COUN 4621 Human Interactions
MGMT 3215 Human Resource Management
SLS 3204 Organizational Analysis of Sport and Leisure

Program Evaluation: (take one course)
ANTH 4010 Anthropological Methods of Field Research
COMM 3330 Communication Research Methods
PADM 4101 Political Statistics
SLS 3305 Leisure and Recreation Program Development
SOCI 3311 Social Statistics
SOCI 3322 Methods of Social Research

Accounting: (take one course)
ACCT 2010 Fundamentals of Accounting I
ACCT 2020 Fundamentals of Accounting II
ACCT 3310 Cost Accounting
ACCT 4540 Governmental/Health Care/ Not-for-Profit Accounting
PADM 4227 Issues in Nonprofit Administration
SLS 3605 Financial Management in Sport and Leisure

Legal Environment: (take one course)
ACCT 3011 Business Law
LEGL 2410 Legal Ethics
POLS 3405 Introduction to Law and Jurisprudence
SLS 4205 Legal and Ethical Aspects of Sport and Leisure

Communication: ( take one course)
COMM 4011 Communication in Organizations
COMM 4342 Small Group Communication
COMM 4373 Interracial Communication
COMM 4375 Intercultural Communication
ENGL 3601 Technical and Professional Writing
ENGL 3604 Persuasive Writing
MGMT 3510 Business Communications

Computer Use & Technology: (take one course)
JOUR 3900 Visual Journalism
MIS 2749 Foundation/Information Systems
SLS 3005 Computer Applications in Sport and Leisure

Experiential Learning or Internship: (6 hours) any 6 hours from
PADM 4321 Administrative Internship
UNIV 3900 Advanced Experiential Learning
(See: http://www.uc.memphis.edu/experiential.htm
UNIV 4110 Internship

C . Thematic Studies (6 hours)

D. Senior Project (3 hours)

UNIV 4995 Senior Project (completed during the final semester)

E. Electives may be chosen to bring the total number of hours to 120 with a minimum of 42 upper-division hours.

Course Descriptions

College of Arts and Sciences

Aerospace Studies (AERO)
African and African American Studies (AAAS)
Anthropology (ANTH)
Biology (BIOL)
College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)
Chemistry (CHEM)
City and Regional Planning (PLAN)
Computer Science (COMP)
Criminology and Criminal Justice (CJUS)
Earth Sciences (ESCI)
English (ENGL)
Emergency Management (EMGT)
Environmental Studies (ENVR)
Health Administration (HADM)
History (HIST)
International Studies (INTL)
Judaic Studies (JDST)
Mathematics (MATH)
Military Science (ARMY)
Naval Science (NAVY)
Philosophy (PHIL)
Physics (PHYS)
Political Science (POLS)
Public and Nonprofit Administration (PADM)
Psychology (PSYC)
Religious Studies (RLGN)
Social Work (SWRK)
Sociology (SOCI)
Women's Studies (WMST)

Foreign Languages and Literatures

Arabic (ARAB)
Chinese (CHIN)
Classics (CLAS)
French (FREN)
German (GERM)
Greek (GREK)
Hebrew (HEBR)
Italian (ITAL)
Japanese (JAPN)
Languages and Literature (LALI)
Latin (LATN)
Portuguese (PORT)
Russian (RUSS)
Spanish (SPAN)

Fogelman College of Business and Economics

Accountancy (ACCT)
Business Administration (BA)
Economics (ECON)
Finance, Insurance and Real Estate (FIR)
Management Information Systems (MIS)
Management (MGMT)
Marketing (MKTG))
Supply Chain Management Science (SCMS)

College of Communication and Fine Arts

Architecture (ARCH)
Art (ART)
Art History (ARTH)
Communication (COMM)
Communication/Fine Arts (CCFA)
Dance (DANC)
Interior Design (IDES)
Journalism (JOUR)
Theatre (THEA)


Applied Music (MUAP)
Music Appreciation (MUS)
Music Education (MUSE)
Music History, Literature, and Appreciation (MUHL)
Music Industry (MUID)
Music Theory and Composition (MUTC)
Sacred Music (MUSA)

College of Education, Health and Human Sciences

Counseling, Educational Psychology and Research

Counseling and Personnel Services (COUN)
Educational Psychology and Research (EDPR)

Health and Sport Sciences

Dietetics (NUTR)
Health and Human Performance (EXSS)
Health and Sport Sciences (HMSE)
Healthcare Leadership (HCL)
Health Promotion (HPRO)
Physical Education Activities (PHED)
Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE)
Sport and Leisure Commerce (SLC)
Sport and Leisure Management (SLS)

Instruction and Curriculum Leadership

Early Childhood Education (ECED)
Educational Services (EDSV)
Elementary Education (ELED)
Instruction and Curriculum Leadership (ICL)
Instructional Design and Technology (IDT)
Leadership (LEAD)
Reading (RDNG)
Special Education (SPED)

Herff College of Engineering

Biomedical Engineering (BIOM)
Civil Engineering (CIVL)
Electrical and Computer Engineering (EECE)
Engineering (ENGR)
Mechanical Engineering (MECH)
Technology (TECH)

Loewenberg School of Nursing

Nursing (NURS)

University College

Family and Consumer Science (CSED)
Merchandising (MRCH)
Paralegal Studies (LEGL)
University College (UNIV)

Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality and Resort Management

Hospitality and Resort Management (HPRM)

Independent Programs

Orientation Program (ACAD)
University Honors Program (UNHP)
University of Memphis Libraries (LBRY)

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