Suggestions for students who want to direct nonprofit organizations by:
* managing personnel
* fund-raising and event planning
* strategic planning
* coordinating volunteers
* working with boards of directors
A minor in Management or in Marketing would be beneficial.
Be sure to check out the web site of the Center for Nonprofit Management in Nashville. This web site has job postings for fundraisers, event planners, and other staff for nonprofit organizations in Tennessee.
Courses below seem to be best if your interest is in non-profit organizations; however, they are not required. You may take any of the courses approved for General Education and for the Cognate in the Organizational Communication major.
General Education - 41 hours
Suggestions for General Education: From among the 41 hours required in the General Education, we recommend specific courses in three areas which seem pertinent to non-profit organizations.
Humanities and/or Fine Arts:
ART 1030 Orientation to Art
ART 1910 Art History Survey I
MUS 1030 Introduction to Music
THEA 1030 Theatre Appreciation
ASTR 1030/1031 Exploring the Universe
CHEM 1030/1031 Chemistry for the Consumer
AAS 2100 Introduction to African-American Studies
HLTH 1530 Health and Wellness
SOC 2010 Social Problems
WGST 2100 Introduction to Women's Studies
Organizational Communication major - 33 hours
Please talk to your advisor about requirements in the major.
Cognate - 18 hours
Please look over the Cognate list and choose courses that sound interesting and will help you with your career goals.
Electives - 28 hours
Suggestions for Electives: For your elective hours, we recommend you choose more courses listed in the Cognate or from the following list.