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    Jul 24, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 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 www.unt.edu/registrar.

Other course requirements


Internship


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

Minor


None required. 

Four-year degree plan (example)


The following four-year plan is one example of a variety of ways in which you can complete your chosen degree in four years, and will serve as a guide for you to design your pathway to degree completion. Variations will depend on whether you need to take prerequisites or have college credit from exams or dual enrollment.

Year 1

Semester 1 Semester 2
PADM 2100 - Cultural Competency in Urban Governance   3 hours   PADM 3020 - Public Management   3 hours  
PADM 3010 - Foundations of Philanthropy and Nonprofits   3 hours   American History core   3 hours
American History core   3 hours Communications core   3 hours
Communications core   3 hours Creative Arts core   3 hours
Mathematics core   3 hours Life and Physical Sciences core   3 hours
Total 15 hours Total 15 hours

 

Year 2

Semester 1 Semester 2
COMM 2040 - Public Speaking   3 hours    PADM 4050 - Negotiation   3 hours  
PADM 4200 - Leadership Theory and Practice for Volunteer Managers   3 hours   PADM 4220 - Proposal Writing and Grants Administration   3 hours  
PADM 4210 - Introduction to Philanthropy and Fundraising   3 hours   Component Area Option B core   3 hours 
Government/Political Science core   3 hours  Government/Political Science core   3 hours 
Language, Philosophy and Culture core   3 hours Life and Physical Sciences core   3 hours 
Total 15 hours Total 15 hours

 

Year 3

Semester 1 Semester 2
PADM 4240 - Volunteer Management Concepts and Applications   3 hours    PADM 4260 - Volunteer Program Planning and Evaluation   3 hours    
PADM 4250 - Community Development and Collaborative Planning   3 hours    PADM Nonprofit Leadership Studies elective 3 hours 
PADM Nonprofit Leadership Studies elective 3 hours  Elective 3 hours 
Elective 3 hours  Elective 3 hours 
Elective 3 hours  Elective 3 hours 
Total 15 hours Total 15 hours

 

Year 4

Semester 1 Semester 2
PADM Nonprofit Leadership Studies elective  3 hours PADM 4300 - Nonprofit Leadership Capstone   3 hours  
Elective 3 hours PADM 4310 - Community Service Internship   3 hours  
Elective 3 hours  Elective 3 hours 
Elective 3 hours  Elective 3 hours
Elective 3 hours  Elective 3 hours
Total 15 hours  Total 15 hours 

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