Certificate Program

Faculty, Public and Environmental Affairs – Dallas Blaney, David Helpap, Ekaterina Levintova, Laurel Phoenix, John Stoll, Lora Warner, Aaron Weinschenk, Elizabeth Wheat
Faculty, Arts Management – Ellen Rosewall

Website: www.uwgb.edu/pea/

The faculty of the Public and Environmental Affairs department, along with its Center for Public Affairs, cooperates with the Arts Management and Adult Degree programs to offer a broad-based certificate which documents that students have achieved an understanding of the management principles for nonprofit organizations. Regardless of what area of emphasis a student’s degree program is centered upon, many graduates will find themselves working in, with, or directing nonprofit enterprises. Understanding principles of nonprofit management and developing tools for such management is critical to future success.

A certificate in Nonprofit Management is available to students in any academic program. It consists of a supporting course structure that is especially complementary to programs of students in the Interdisciplinary Studies nonprofit leadership and leadership in public service emphases, Arts Management majors, Public Administration majors, and individual community members interested in earning a free-standing certificate. In addition to the coursework, a critical element of the certificate program is the internship experience requirement.

Requirements for the Certificate

Supporting Courses

Required, 6 credits:

PU EN AF 215: Introduction to Public Administration (3 credits)

Choose one of these:

POL SCI 101: American Government and Politics (3 credits)

PU EN AF 202: Introduction to Public Policy (3 credits)

Required Courses, 18 credits

PU EN AF 315: Public and Nonprofit Management (3 credits)

PU EN AF 415: Public and Nonprofit Budgeting (3 credits)

PU EN AF 425: Fundraising and Marketing for Nonprofits (3 credits)

PU EN AF 428: Public and Nonprofit Program Evaluation (3 credits)

PU EN AF 344: Leadership in Organizations (3 credits)

Internship, minimum of 3 credits:

PU EN AF 497: Internship (1-12 credits)