Nonprofit Administration

The concentration in nonprofit management empowers students to positively impact the community in which they work. Course work introduces students to the knowledge and skills for successful professional careers with nonprofit, social sector organizations that exist to improve the quality of life of communities. The nonprofit sector in the U.S. is unique in form and function, with more than 1.6 million organizations in the U.S. The Arizona nonprofit sector also is experiencing robust growth with more than 29,000 registered nonprofits and more than 1,500 new nonprofits formed yearly.


  • Students must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours which must include 12 upper division hours to meet graduation requirements for this BIS concentration
  • All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.00) or higher.
  • Students must meet the curricular and co-curricular requirements if pursuing the CNP credential, see an advisor in the School of Community Resources and Development for details.
  • Students are required to maintain a minimum GPA of 2.00 for all classes in the concentration.
  • Students must be a junior in order to take 400 level courses.
  • No double counting of courses for both a major and minor.

Core 9 Hours Required

NLM 160 Voluntary Action and Community Leadership, SB (3) (Required)

NLM 220 Introduction to Nonprofit Organizations (3) (Required)

NLM 430 Managing Nonprofit Organizations, L (3) (Required) (Prerequisites: NLM 220 and 300 with C or better; senior standing)

Electives 9 Hours Required
Choose elective courses from the following:

NLM 300 Fund Raising and Resource Development (3)

NLM 310 Volunteer Management (3) (Credit is allowed for only NLM or PRM 310)

NLM 380 Financial Management for Nonprofit Organizations (3) (NLM 220 with a C or better)

NLM 435 Service Learning for Community Development (3)


All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 12 credit hour core.

BIS 301, BIS 302 and BIS 402 courses require:

  • A meeting with your academic advisor to:
    Ensure both of your concentration areas have been declared
    Are working towards completing (or have completed) 1-2 courses in each declared concentration

  • One course meeting general studies MA requirement
  • ENG 102 or ENG 105 or ENG 108 or First Year Composition Completed
  • Minimum 2.00 GPA

Required Courses (12 credit hours):

BIS 301 Foundations of Interdisciplinary Studies, L (3)

BIS 302 Interdisciplinary Inquiry (3)
     Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better

BIS 401 Applied Interdisciplinary Studies (3) (requires application)
     Prerequisites: BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better; Minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

BIS 402 Senior Seminar, L (3)
     Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better

For important information, additional major requirements, course descriptions, and application deadlines: Interdisciplinary Studies Core Courses

For assistance in selecting your concentration areas of study complete the Interdisciplinary Studies concentration workshop: Interdisciplinary Studies Pre-Advising Workshop

Transfer to ASU

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students

  • Courses may fulfill Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) or Associate’s degree requirements, consult with your community college academic advisor for details.
  • MCCCD course transfer equivalencies are listed here; they may be applied toward this concentration (maximum of six credits or two courses).
  • Information listed was current for this catalog year at the time of printing, consult for verification.






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