Public and Nonprofit Administration, B.A., B.S.
The public and nonprofit administration program focuses on the management processes of public and nonprofit organizations that serve and improve our communities.
Students of the public and nonprofit administration program learn how to serve the public interest ethically, effectively, and efficiently. They may choose to focus on:
- Community development and planning
- Community health
- Local economic development
- Public and nonprofit budget and finance
- Public personnel management
Why Study Public and Nonprofit Administration at Grand Valley?
- All students participate in service learning courses and internships, through which they interact within the community, apply new skills, and build professional networks.
- Many public and nonprofit administration students participate in study abroad programs and spring break service learning trips.
- Over 90 percent of recent graduates are successfully placed (employed, attending graduate school, or both).
- The Steelcase Library's Johnson Collection on Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership is a valuable resource to students and one of the most comprehensive collections in the country on philanthropy, volunteerism, and nonprofit management.
- Students are required to complete one internship and may register for a second, which gives them the experience they need to succeed, make better career decisions, and jumpstart their career by helping them gain employment more quickly.