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Nonprofit Administration Programs - Undergraduate

WKU offers students two undergraduate options in the Nonprofit Administration area:

  • Nonprofit Administration major concentration in the Recreation Administration program
  • Nonprofit Administration Minor

Nonprofit Administration major concentration in the Recreation Administration program.

In addition to the major core courses in the Recreation Administration major, students in the Nonprofit Administration major concentration must also complete 12 hours from the following list or other courses approved by their Recreation Administration advisor. Please visit Recreation Administration for more details.

Complete the following courses:

  • REC 220 Understanding The Nonprofit Sector (3)
  • REC 460 Grant Writing For Nonprofit Organizations (3)
  • MKT 220 Basic Marketing Concepts (3)

Complete 3 hours from the following courses:

  • MGT 333 Management of Nonprofit Organizations (3)
  • PS 340 Elements Of Public Administration (3)


Nonprofit Administration minor

The minor in Nonprofit Administration (reference number 422) prepares students for careers in, and service to, the nonprofit sector. Students take courses from several departments and programs of study to gain needed nonprofit competencies and experiences.

This minor consists of 21-24 hours including the following required courses:

  • REC 220 Understanding the Nonprofit Sector
  • MGT 333 Mgt of Nonprofit Organizations -or- PS 440 Public Administration
  • REC 402 Fiscal Practices -or- SPM 402 Fiscal Practices -or- ACCT 200 Financial Accounting 
  • REC 460 Grant Writing for Nonprofit Organizations
  • REC 496 (150-300 hours of internship experience for 3-6 credit hours) Nonprofit Internship

Electives:  Students will select two or more courses (totaling up to 6 credit hours) from the approved list (see program information sheet) or other courses approved by the program coordinator.

No more than 15 hours from any prefix may be used to fulfill the minor requirements. 

Download the Program Information Sheet

Nonprofit Internship Manual (.pdf)


For more information about the program, please contact Dr. Tricia Jordan


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 Last Modified 10/7/19