B.A./B.S. in Nonprofit Management

Develop your career with a degree in nonprofit management, the newest academic program offered by the School of Public Administration to undergraduate students. At SPA, we provide you with options – you can choose to pursue either a Bachelor of Arts in Nonprofit Management or a Bachelor of Science in Nonprofit Management.

Program Highlights
• B.A. and B.S. options
• Gain hands-on experience through a required internship and capstone course
• Many courses can be completed online
• Graduates are eligible to sit for the Certified Nonprofit Professional credential

Program Director
Stephanie Krick
407-823-0661
stephanie.krick@ucf.edu 

Curriculum

The undergraduate degree program in nonprofit management is designed to prepare future nonprofit leaders who are competent in volunteer management, board development, fundraising, legal and ethical decision making, and general nonprofit management. Upon graduation, students will be eligible to apply for the Certified Nonprofit Professional credential.

Students must complete 36 credit hours of UCF’s General Education Program, 24 credit hours of upper-division electives and a prerequisite course in economics. Students are also required to complete the following 33 credit hours of core required courses. For more information on the curriculum, please visit the UCF Undergraduate Catalog. 

PAD 3733: Professional Administrative Writing in the Public Sector

Professional and technical writing for the field of public administration.
Prerequisite: POS 2041
Offered in fall and spring

PAD 4104: Administrative Theory

A review of the behavioral aspects of the administrative process, its impact on organizational goal achievement and on supervisory strategies. Some social and structural pathologies affecting administrative practice.
Prerequisite: PAD 3003 and PAD 3733
Offered in fall and spring

PAD 4144: Nonprofit Organizations

The operations of nonprofit organizations, including working with board of directors, volunteer services, fund-raising and grantsmanship, financial management and marketing.
Prerequisite: Junior standing
Offered in fall and spring

PAD 4147: Resource Development in the Nonprofit Sector

Examination of the development and management of human resources and financial resource development in nonprofit organizations is discussed.
Prerequisite: Junior standing
Offered in fall

PAD 4148: Volunteer Management

Examination of recruitment, selection, training and management of volunteers in nonprofit organizations and the application of management theory.
Prerequisite: Junior standing
Offered in spring

PAD 4153: Planning and Improvement for Public Organizations

Prepare future leaders for the changing paradigms of the public sector by providing education in a variety of quality related areas.
Prerequisite: Junior standing
Offered in fall

PAD 4204: Fiscal Management

Analysis of methods of securing public funds, the process of budget making, and techniques of management used in managing public funds.
Prerequisite: PAD 3003 and PAD 3733
Offered in fall and spring

PAD 4325: Program Evaluation for Public and Nonprofit Organizations

To develop an understanding of program evaluation and to apply the process by
developing a program evaluation for a program.
Prerequisite: Junior standing
Offered in spring

PAD 4720: Survey Research in Public Administration

Introduction to the concepts, design, methodology, computer applications, and data analysis in applied research in the public sector.
Prerequisite: PAD 3003 and PAD 3733
Offered in fall and spring

PAD 3930: Nonprofit Leadership Seminar

Discussion and activity based course exploring nonprofit competencies to prepare students for management and leadership positions in human services. Service learning activities included.
Prerequisite: Junior standing
Offered in fall and spring

PAD 4949: Cooperative Education

Supervised internship that requires 300 hours of work with a nonprofit organization.
Prerequisite: Junior standing and permission from internship coordinator
Offered in fall and spring

Admissions and Advising
There are no additional requirements for admission into the undergraduate public administration programs beyond admission to UCF. For more information on admission to UCF, visit UCF Undergraduate Admissions. For specific questions regarding the degree, please contact our undergraduate advisor, Steven Carrillo.