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Nonprofit Administration and Public Administration Minors

The public and nonprofit administration programs focus on the management processes of public and nonprofit organizations that serve and improve our communities.

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Available as a minor.

Program Overview

Students of the public and nonprofit administration program learn how to serve the public interest ethically, effectively, and efficiently. Two minors to choose from:

  • Nonprofit administration
  • Public administration

Why Study Public and Nonprofit Administration at Grand Valley?

  • The Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership, focused on financial, technical, and administrative support on teaching, research, and service.
  • The Community Research Institute, which provides quality research and critical data for community improvement.
  • GVSU library's endowed Johnson Collection for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership, one of the country's best collections on the nonprofit sector.

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Location & Format

Undergraduate students in these minors study on the Grand Valley Allendale Campus.

Format:
  • Face To Face

Coursework

The minor in nonprofit administration is 21 credits. Required:

  • PA 270 - Public and Nonprofit Administration
  • PA 335 - Grant Writing
  • PA 360 - Voluntarism and the Nonprofit Sector
  • PA 420 - Organization Theory and Dynamics
  • PA 490 - Public Administration Internship

Two additional courses from a select list complete the minor, see gvsu.edu/catalog for details.

The minor in public administration is 21 credits. Required:

  • PA 270 - Public and Nonprofit Administration
  • PA 360 - Voluntarism and the Nonprofit Sector
  • PA 375 - Public Budgeting and Finance Administration
  • PA 376 - Public Personnel Policy and Administration
  • PA 420 - Organization Theory and Dynamics
  • PA 495 - Community Analysis (Capstone)
  • PA 307 - Local Politics and Administration OR PLS 203 - State Politics

Admission Requirements

Visit the Admissions website for undergraduate requirements.

For More Information

School of Community Leadership and Development

gvsu.edu/pnha
288C DeVos Center
(616) 331-6575

Admissions Office

gvsu.edu/admissions