Preparing Students to Make a Difference

If you’re interested in a meaningful career and making a difference in the world, consider the Nonprofit Leadership Studies Minor or Certificate in UA Little Rock’s School of Public Affairs. The minor or certificate is a great way to become career-ready by graduation.

Nonprofit Leadership Studies Minor

The Nonprofit Leadership Studies minor emphasizes community engagement and applied learning. You will work side-by-side with local nonprofits through service-learning activities and class projects. Students in this competency-based, 20-hour minor will also gain experience through internships. Many of your instructors are nonprofit professionals who can give you real-world examples of textbook concepts, and you will have opportunities to network with nonprofit leaders in Little Rock and beyond.

Some of the ways nonprofit professionals contribute to making our world a better place:

  • Recruiting mentors for children with Big Brothers-Big Sisters
  • Managing a nonprofit organization in the arts such as the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts or the Arkansas Repertory Theatre
  • Helping to transform a neighborhood with the Arkansas Community Organization
  • Leading workshops designed to prevent bullying with Just Communities of Arkansas
  • Engaging in advocacy for social justice with the Arkansas Public Policy Panel
  • Marketing the services of the American Red Cross
  • Helping to end homelessness with the Little Rock Compassion Center
  • Financial management of a nonprofit organization serving the community
  • Designing new scout development programs for the Girl Scouts
  • Organizing an event to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation

Minor Curriculum

Nonprofit Leadership Studies Certificate of Proficiency

The Nonprofit Leadership Studies Certificate program provides students with a credential for a career in nonprofit organizations. The certificate requires 12 credit hours.

Certificate Curriculum

One Credit Hour Introductory Course

If you just want to explore the world of nonprofit careers, consider taking NPLS 1100 Introduction to Nonprofit Leadership Studies (1 credit hour). NPLS 1100 is offered online each fall and spring semester.

For more information, contact Dr. Derek R. Slagle, director of the School of Public Affairs.