Interdisciplinary Programs, Bachelor of Science (BS) - Concentration in Philanthropy and Nonprofit Management - Rock Studies
If you are a Liberal Studies student, please click here for your Curriculum Guide.
Major GPA: 2.0 or higher
Overall GPA: 2.0 or higher
|Rock Studies Requirements||42|
|Other Basic Requirments||0-3|
* All undergraduate degree programs require a minimum of 120 credits. Some courses meet multiple requirements, but are only counted once toward the 120 credit total required to graduate.
Rock Studies Requirements
|SUBJ 139||University Seminar 1||3|
|ENGL 102||Critical Writing||3|
|ENGL 104||Critical Reading||3|
|MATH 117||Quantitative Reasoning||3|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Civil Discourse: Theory & Practice|
|Ethics and Civil Discourse|
|Civil Discourse and Democracy|
|Creative and Aesthetic Inquiry|
|Select 3 Credits||3|
|Select 3 Credits||3|
|Social Science Inquiry|
|Select 3 Credits||3|
|Natural Science Inquiry|
|SCI 101||Science of Life||3|
|Physical Science Inquiry|
|SCI 102||Understanding the Physical World||3|
|Select 12 Credits 2||12|
Course offered in multiple subjects; cannot take course in first major subject.
from at least 3 Categories; no more than 6 credits from one department; 6 credits must be 300-level or above.
Basic Math Requirement
Check with your adviser or a current degree audit report to see if you have been exempted from this course. The credit earned in this course will not be counted toward the 120 credit hour minimum needed to earn a degree.
|Complete one of the following:||0-3|
Meet required minimum SAT or ACT math score OR
|Demonstrate "computer competency" by one of the following:||0-3|
Pass Computer Competency Exam OR
Select one of the following at SRU or another post-secondary institution:
|Introduction to Computing for Liberal Arts|
|Introduction to Computing and Programming|
|Technology for Wellness|
- 21 major credits must be taken at SRU or PASSHE
- 21 major credits must be taken at the 300 level or above (Adviser approved courses)
- Courses used in this major may not be used to satisfy ROCK Studies, a minor, or another major’s requirements.
- A student must have earned 30 credits and a 2.0 GPA to enter the program.
- AP, Credit by Exam, CLEP, and institutional credit by exam may count towards the degree to a maximum of 45 credits. Pass/Fail and non-credit courses will not be counted in the major.
|Oral and Written Communication|
|Select at least six credits from the following:||6|
|Introduction to Nonprofit Management 1|
|Introduction to Professional Writing 1|
|Introduction to Public Relations and IMC 1|
|Interpersonal Skills and Civic Responsibility|
|NLPA 120||Civic Engagement and Community Decision-Making 1||3|
|NLPA 320||Community Change and Development 1||3|
|Analytical, Quantitative & Critical Thinking Skills|
|NLPA 305||Financial Best Practices for Decision Makers 1||3|
|NLPA 325||Social and Ethical Issues in Philanthropy and Fundraising 1||3|
|Select 24 credits from the following and selected through advisement:||24|
Internship Placement and Nonprofit Specialty area
|Experiential Learning Activities|
|Must complete 40 hours of experiential learning activities, which are approved by the Academic Adviser. Please consult with your Adviser for details of the options available.|
Course counts for 50% of Major requirements and Major GPA.
Some courses may require pre-requisites. Please see course descriptions to determine if there are any pre-requisites for that specific course.
Co-curricular and Experiential Learning
Students are encouraged to explore additional curricular and co-curricular opportunities. There is a strong correlation between long-term student success and participation in the following types of programs and activities:
- International study programs (short-term, semester)
- High-Impact Practice (HIP) designated classes
- Student-faculty creative projects
- Student leadership development through the Student Nonprofit Alliance
- Co-curricular opportunities to plan, manage and evaluate nonprofit professionals
- Service-learning experiences with nonprofit and other community organizations
- Networking opportunities with SRU students, alums and other nonprofit professionals
- Opportunities to attend regional and national workshops and conferences
- Affiliation with nonprofit professional associations
- Career education and development
Important Curriculum Guide Notes
This Curriculum Guide is provided to help SRU students and prospective students better understand their intended major curriculum. Enrolled SRU students should note that the My Rock Audit may place already-earned and/or in progress courses in different, yet valid, curriculum categories. Enrolled SRU students should use the My Rock Audit Report and materials and information provided by their faculty advisers to ensure accurate progress towards degree completion. The information on this guide is current as of the date listed. Students are responsible for curriculum requirements at the time of enrollment at the University.
PASSHE - Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Institutions
INTERDISCIPLINARY PROGRAMS - BS (5198)
Concentration in Philanthropy and Nonprofit Management (PNPM)
This program is effective as of Fall 2020.