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Nonprofit Administration

BA and Minor degrees offered in Traditional formats

The nonprofit administration program at Lindenwood University builds leaders for the nonprofit community; the program serves a broad spectrum of career paths, like business, fine arts, education, social services, communication, and recreation leadership management.

"How wonderful it is that nobody needs to wait a single moment before starting to improve the world."
- Anne Frank

Changing the world begins from within. If you want to be an agent of change in yourself and the world, Lindenwood University can help you along that path with a bachelor of arts (BA) in nonprofit administration.

The nonprofit administration program at Lindenwood University builds leaders for the nonprofit community; the program serves a broad spectrum of career paths, like business, fine arts, education, social services, communication, and recreation leadership management.

The nonprofit administration program at Lindenwood is experiential. As a nonprofit administration student, you will learn to be a nonprofit leader or manager through service learning---learning by doing. You will be actively involved in nonprofit agencies and community service, gaining understanding of the nonprofit world through a hands-on approach.

  • You will spend time doing, observing, and understanding. You will be required to work with actual community nonprofits during class projects and assignments.
  • Blood drives for the American Red Cross: You will have the opportunity to join the American Humanics Student Association, a student group linked with the nonprofit administration program that annually sponsors drives.
  • Awarded nonprofit agencies $100,000 through actual student grants: Grantwriting classes will provide you with necessary skills to write successful grants.
  • Internships: You can become actively involved in a variety of nonprofit organizations providing services to your community.

Lindenwood University Nonprofit Administration Faculty

Nonprofit administration faculty at Lindenwood University has practical and professional experience, and they will pass the knowledge gained with that experience along to you.

Earning a Degree in Nonprofit Administration at Lindenwood University

Lindenwood University offers you both undergraduate bachelor of arts and graduate degrees in nonprofit administration.

By becoming actively involved with a nonprofit organization, you will learn the critical elements needed for the success of nonprofits: planning, fundraising, staffing, budgeting, organizing, implementing, and evaluating.

Your in-class work will consist of 28 credits in the core curriculum, 12 credits of nonprofit electives, and 18-21 credits in area of emphasis.

To major or minor in Nonprofit Administration, Lindenwood requires completion of core curriculum classes in areas such as fundraising, human resource management, grantwriting,  nonprofit budgeting and financial management. You will also be required to complete an internship. You will have a choice of electives in areas like individual giving and special events and leadership. You will also have to complete courses in an emphasis area of your choice in areas ranging from accounting to marketing to social work, plus many more.

Early Access to the Nonprofit Administration Graduate Program

As a nonprofit administration student, you may get a jumpstart on your master of arts degree in nonprofit administration and take up to nine semester hours at the graduate level during your senior year with Human Services Dean’s approval. Note: These nine credit hours will count toward the MA degree in Nonprofit Administration but not toward your BA degree. You must be enrolled in 12 hours of undergraduate classes each semester to be eligible for this option.

Earning a Minor in Nonprofit Administration at Lindenwood University

You have the option of earning a minor in nonprofit administration at Lindenwood University. A minor is simply a secondary academic subject to add to your knowledge, whether it is of professional or personal interest. When you choose the nonprofit administration minor, you will study management, leadership, fundraising, as well as the option to study topics such as budgeting and financial management and grantwriting.

What You Can Do with a Nonprofit Administration Degree from Lindenwood University

The nonprofit administration program (NPA) at Lindenwood University can lead to a meaningful career of helping others by leading and serving others, and Lindenwood NPA students now have the option of participating in a 5-year BA/MA degree program..

The nonprofit world has a vast need for degreed employees in such fields as youth services, elderly services, the arts, museums, education, recreation activities, and sports. Please consult the Bureau of Labor Statistics for more information on your chosen career path.

Nonprofit Administration Internship Documents

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