Minor in Nonprofit Management

School of Public Affairs


Degree: Minor

Classroom Type: Online and on campus classes

A minor in Nonprofit Management is expected to be popular with students from fields in which nonprofit organizations play a significant role, such as psychology, public health, environmental studies and ethnic studies.

Application​ deadlines

Fall: July 31; Spring: December 31; Summer: May 31

Program Details

Interest Categories: Criminology & Law Public Administration & Policy

Campus: CU Denver

Through this minor, a student can focus on the fundamentals of nonprofit management. The minor will be relevant for students who pursue jobs in fields in which nonprofit organizations play a significant role, such as psychology, public health, arts and culture, environmental studies, education and human development, and ethnic studies. 

Program Requirements

  • A minor in Nonprofit Management requires 15 credit hours of course work.
  • A maximum of 6 transfer credits may be applied to the minor.
  • Students must receive a minimum of a C grade in each course applied to satisfy the minor. 

Required Courses:

Students must complete the two required courses below, totaling 6 credit hours. All course descriptions can be found in the Undergraduate Academic Catalog.

  • PUAD 3110 - Seminar in Nonprofit Management (3 credit hours)
  • PUAD 4140 - Nonprofit Financial Management (3 credit hours)

Elective Courses:

In addition to the required courses listed above, students must complete 9 credit hours of elective courses from the list below.

  • PUAD 3005 - Collaboration Across Sectors (3 credit hours)
  • PUAD 4020 - Social Entrepreneurship (3 credit hours)
  • PUAD 4600 - Special Topics in Public Service: Study Abroad in East Africa (3 credit hours)
  • PUAD 4628 - Social Problems and Policies in the Urban Environment (3 credit hours)

Recommended Completion Time:1 Year

Max Transfer Credits:6

Max Credits Per Year:In most cases, students wishing to take more than 18 credit hours per semester (12 in the summer session) must have the overload approved by the dean.

Required Credits for Completion:15 Credits

Admission Requirements

View the admissions requirements for the School of Public Affairs.