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2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Certificate

Undergraduate Opportunities

Baccalaureate and postbaccalaureate students interested in training for careers in human services and nonprofit management can pursue a certificate in nonprofit leadership and management with the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (formerly American Humanics), described below and in the Special Programs and Opportunities section of this catalog.

The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance is a national alliance of colleges, universities and nonprofit organizations dedicated to educating, preparing and certifying professionals to strengthen and lead nonprofit organizations.

OVERVIEW OF CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Students enroll in courses that fit their individual degree plan for their major. The following courses and experiential activities are required to fulfill The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance nonprofit management competency areas and certification. (NOTE: Students with majors in Human Development and Family Studies and the Bauer College of Business should contact the program office at 713-743-8018 or room 405 SW for specific degree options. Also, see the Bauer College of Business section  for more information.) Students will be assessed an annual fee of $100 each year they are enrolled in the program.

1. Overview of Human Services:

2. Management of Human Services:

3. Budgeting and Fiscal Management:

4. Marketing/Public relations (choose one):

5. Human Development (choose one):

6. Principles of Fund Raising and Grant Writing:

(Noncredit Workshop Series)


  1. Participation in Student Association
  2. Leadership activities
  3. Attendance at national Management Institute
  4. Professional internship with community nonprofit