About the Interdisciplinary BS in Philanthropy and Nonprofit Management
Do you want to make a living making a difference? Make your dream a reality with SRU's online Philanthropy and Nonprofit Management (PNPM) program. The PNPM delivers a high-quality academic experience that fits your busy life. With courses offered 100% online, you can complete the degree on your schedule.
The SRU PNPM program fosters your skills in the following areas:
- budget and financial management
- policy and advocacy
- program design and evaluation
- volunteer and human resource management
Course assignments combine theory, application, and best practices which prepare you to make a difference on day one of your career.
Nonprofit organizations touch every aspect of human life. As a graduate with a PNPM degree, you will be prepared to do the following:
- advocate for social justice
- coordinate a host of human services
- direct faith-based programs
- enhance life for veterans and persons with disabilities
- improve the health, education and well-being of children and adults
- manage museums
- promote the arts
- and protect the environment and animals
Coupled with your passion to make a difference, the PNPM program at SRU will prepare you to make a living by enhancing the quality of life in your community, state, nation and the world.
Admissions Requirements for the online Philanthropy and Nonprofit Management program
To be considered for admission to this program, students must hold an associate degree from an SRU-recognized accredited program, which must include the equivalent of the following SRU courses:
- English Writing Proficiency: Students must transfer the equivalency of SRU's ENGL 102 - Critical Writing course,
- Math Proficiency: Students must transfer the equivalency of SRU's ACSD 110 - Beginning Algebra, or a higher level Math,
- Computer Competency: Students must transfer the equivalency of SRU's CPSC 110 - Computer Concepts,
- GPA Requirement: Students must have earned a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher from all post-secondary institutions attended.
- Student must be in good academic standing at most recent institution attended.
Students, who do not hold a recognized associate degree but have earned 60 or more college credits including sufficient Liberal Studies coursework, may be considered for the program. Recognition of the program and eligibility for program admission is determined by the Transfer Admissions office.
Additional Academic Information
PNPM students complete core courses as well as required upper-level philanthropy and nonprofit management courses. Through advisement, they select electives that support their career choices and intellectual interests. An internship placement provides students the opportunity to apply theory to practice, expand networks and enhance their skills.