The nonprofit and public administration minor requires a total of 30 credits. Students take three required courses, and choose from classes in public administration and policy, nonprofit management, or urban planning. Students are encouraged to pursue an internship with a nonprofit organization or the public sector.  

The Nonprofit and Public Administration minor is complementary to many majors. Students interested in the nonprofit leadership minor are encouraged to meet with the program coordinator or director to discuss their interests and career goals and to plan their courses of study.

In order to earn a minor in nonprofit and public administration, students must complete 30 credits, with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 from the following:

Required courses:

•    PUBA 2020 Introduction to Nonprofit and Public Administration* OR PUBA 2010 Introduction to Urban Planning and Policy
•    PUBA 4110 Understanding Organizations
•    PUBA 4300 Financial Management and Control

Choose three electives from any of the following options:

Public Administration & Policy courses

•    PUBA 3090 State and Local Policy
•    PUBA 4400 Research Design & Statistics
•    PUBA 4410 Policy Analysis
•    PUBA 4740  International Environmental Governance

Nonprofit courses

•    PUBA 2150 Introduction to the Nonprofit Sector
•    PUBA 3160 - Nonprofit Service and Engagement
•    PUBA 3170 - Nonprofit Leadership
•    PUBA 4180 - Resource Development and Stewardship
•    PUBA 4670 - Strategic Planning for Public and Nonprofit Organizations

Urban Planning courses

•    PUBA 4800 - Asian American Experience: Culture, History, and Community
•    PUBA 4810 - Exploring the American City: Urban Design and Community Development
•    PUBA 4820 - Housing Design and the Sustainable Community
•    PUBA 3550 – Community Design Workshop

Additional courses

•    PUBA 4910 - Special Topics
•    PUBA 4950 - Internship
•    PUBA 4960 - Independent Study



Nonprofit and Public Administration Minor, Carey Stangl is the Summer Public Programs Intern at Seattle Arts Museum

Nonprofit and Public Administration Minor, Kevin Plissner is a Politics and Public Policy Intern with the Washington Center in Washington, D.C.

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