Philanthropic studies provides a theoretical framework and practical knowledge about voluntary action and organizations that support the giving of "time, talent, and treasure in society."
The undergraduate minor explores the cultural traditions of voluntary action through a variety of disciplinary perspectives and course options. This minor will complement other bachelor's degrees and assist students seeking positions in philanthropy and nonprofit organizations, as well as roles in the business and government sector.
The minor in philanthropic studies is well suited for students who want to integrate their commitment to working with others into their work or career.
Requirements for minor
A minor in philanthropic studies (PHST) requires satisfactory completion of five courses (15 credit hours). In order for a course to count toward the completion of the minor, you must receive a grade of “C” or better.
Choose one the following courses (3 cr.):
- PHST-P201: Introduction to Philanthropic Studies
- PHST-P105: Giving and Volunteering in America
Choose one of the following courses (3 cr.):
- PHST-P210: Philanthropy and the Social Sciences
- PHST-P211: Philanthropy and the Humanities
- PHST-P212: Philanthropy and Civic Engagement
Complete the following course (3 cr.):
- PHST-P301: Historical Contexts and Contemporary Approaches to Philanthropy
Choose two of the following electives (6 cr.):
- PHST-P330: Topics in Philanthropic Studies
- PHST-P370: Learning By Giving
- PHST-P375: Philanthropy, Calling, and Community
- PHST-P401: Ethics and Values of Philanthropy
- PHST-P430: Topics in Philanthropic Studies
Other advanced courses may be approved by the Director of Undergraduate Programs.
For more information and to declare a minor in philanthropy please contact Greg Rathnow at email@example.com.