Minor in Nonprofit Communication

About the Minor

The minor in Nonprofit Communication is a 24.0 credit curriculum designed to familiarize students with general communication theory and practice while providing training in print and electronic communication skills peculiar to the nonprofit sector. In addition to conventional coursework, this minor will include a practicum in the form of a 3.0 credit independent study (COM I399) for one term in which students will provide service and consultation for an area nonprofit organization as selected and coordinated by the student and approved by the undergraduate program director.

All prospective students should meet with an advisor from the College as soon as possible.

Program Requirements

Core Courses
COM 181Public Relations Principles and Theory3.0
COM 375 [WI] Grant Writing3.0
COM 376Nonprofit Communication3.0
COM 377Communication for Civic Engagement3.0
COM 378Public Service Campaigns 3.0
COM I399Independent Study in COM3.0
Choose at least 2 courses:6.0
Introduction to Journalism
Interpersonal Communication
Strategic Social Media Communication
Audio Journalism
Business Communication
Public Relations Writing in the Digital Age
Professional Presentations
Event Planning
Total Credits24.0

Writing-Intensive Course Requirements

In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

A "WI" next to a course in this catalog may indicate that this course can fulfill a writing-intensive requirement. For the most up-to-date list of writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Writing Intensive Course List at the University Writing Program. Students scheduling their courses can also conduct a search for courses with the attribute "WI" to bring up a list of all writing-intensive courses available that term.

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