The Religious Studies Concentration in Nonprofit Management prepares students for entry level positions in nonprofit agencies, including positions in faith-based organizations, human service agencies, foundations, or professional associations. Students learn about the history and development of the nonprofit sector in the U.S. while gaining skills in analyzing and evaluating the roles of nonprofit organizations, foundations, and the sector in the public policy process and in advocacy.
- An internationally renowned group of teaching scholars present current research at departmental colloquiums and frequently collaborate with undergraduate students on their work.
- Small, hands-on learning environment with approximately 45 students in the major; most classes have fewer than 20 students.
THE STUDENT EXPERIENCE
- Concentration option in nonprofit management includes coursework in public affairs and a required internship.
- Study abroad programs include faculty-led programs in Cyprus, Malta, Istanbul, and Caesarea.
- Students can join clubs and organizations such as Theta Alpha Kappa (Religious Studies Honor Society) and Religious Studies Club.
- Great preparation for a variety of careers including business, law, and medicine.
- Graduates hold positions including child/family therapist for Pro Behavioral Health (Boulder, Colo.); vice president for ResourceNet International; manager of pastoral care services for Carilion Health Systems; pastor at Long Branch Baptist Church (Charlotte, N.C.); UNCG development officer; mediator in the Center for Conflict Resolution (Chicago); and vice president at a branch of the Bank of America.
- Graduates have attended prestigious graduate programs at Princeton, Columbia, Duke, Emory, Harvard, Princeton Theological Seminary, Union Theological Seminary, University of Chicago, UNCG, Wake Forest, and Yale.
The College of Arts and Sciences offers a minor in Videogaming and Esports that pairs well with this degree. Students complete one required course and 12 hours of electives in courses like Intro to 3D Animation and Fandom and Religion: Rituals, Texts, Communities. Learn More.
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