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    Seattle University
  Feb 23, 2018
2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nonprofit Leadership Minor

Michael Bisesi, EdD, Director
Danielle Potter, MPA, Deputy Coordinator


The nonprofit sector plays an essential role in providing important public services and in working to achieve social justice. The sector continues to grow, and the role of nonprofit agencies continues to expand in civil society. There is a rise in volunteerism, but the supply of effective, trained leadership in nonprofit agencies has not kept pace with demand. The future strength of the sector is dependent on recruiting high quality individuals who will make nonprofit work a conscious career choice.

Students pursuing the minor in nonprofit leadership will develop a working knowledge of the nonprofit and philanthropic sector. Students will be prepared to more effectively contribute to society as an active and engaged citizen locally and globally.

The nonprofit leadership minor is complementary to many majors, including business, criminal justice, environmental studies, liberal studies, nursing, psychology, public affairs, social work, sociology, and theology and religious studies, among others. Students interested in the nonprofit leadership minor are encouraged to meet with the deputy coordinator or director to discuss their interest and career goals and to plan their course of study.


In order to earn a Minor in Nonprofit Leadership, students must complete 30 credits, with a cumulative grade point average of 2.00, from the following:


See policy for minors (84-1 ) for more information

Courses selected for the minor in Nonprofit Leadership may include those which fulfill university core or elective requirements and those taken to fulfill a major.