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    Jul 23, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nonprofit Leadership Studies, BA

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This program is designed for students who are looking for opportunities to pursue a professional career serving in the nonprofit sector. The program is structured to accommodate students who transfer to UNT from a community college or for those who start as freshmen. A major strength of the program is its close affiliation with nonprofit organizations within the Dallas-Fort Worth region. 

Candidates for the Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Nonprofit Leadership Studies must meet the following requirements.

Hours required and general/college requirements

A minimum of 120 semester hours, of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree as specified in the “University Core Curriculum ” in the Academics section of this catalog and the College of Health and Public Service requirements: 42 hours in the university core, 33 hours in the major, 15 hours in supporting courses for the major, plus electives to total 120 required semester hours.

Major requirements

Completion of a minimum of 33 hours from the Nonprofit Leadership Studies curriculum, of which 27 must be advanced.

Students should complete 3000-level courses before enrolling in 4000-level courses. Prerequisites are given in course descriptions and in the online schedule of classes at

Other course requirements


The internship in the Nonprofit Leadership Studies program is intended to prepare students for their careers by providing them real-world experience in the field.  Experiential education is an ideal way to help students excel academically as well as professionally. Students register for PADM 4310 Community Service Internship in either the fall or spring semester of their last year to gain hands-on experience in a supervised setting.  Students must meet individual employer’s requirements and obtain consent from the undergraduate program coordinator. 

Electives, 30 hours

Courses may be selected from any offered at UNT that the student and the advisor deem appropriate to the degree.

Math 1680 is strongly recommended, though not required.

Other requirements

  • ​Must have a grade of C or better for entering the program
  • A grade of C or better in all courses in the major
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 for graduation


None required. 

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