Undergraduate Minors

Minor in Nonprofit Management

The Minor in Nonprofit Management is open to students in any discipline. The Minor in Nonprofit Management provides the opportunity for students to learn the characteristics of the nonprofit sector, the purpose of the nonprofit sector in American Society, and basic management and fundraising techniques. Students will be provided the opportunity to prepare themselves for leadership positions in social service, youth, environmental, health, arts, senior and other nonprofit organizations.

All students pursuing a Minor in Nonprofit Management must complete the following 18 semester credit hours:

PAD 3003 Fundraising in Nonprofit Agencies

PAD 3033 Introduction to Nonprofit Agencies 

PAD 3113 Managing Nonprofit Organizations

Students must also take 9 semester credit hours from the following list:    

PAD 2073 Foundations of Civic Engagement

PAD 3013  Introduction to Public Policy

PAD 3023 Introduction to Urban Management and Policy

PAD 3043 Public and Nonprofit Financial Management

PAD 3053 Urban Economic Development 

PAD 3073 Civic Leadership Integrative Seminar

PAD 3123 Strategic Planning in the Public and Nonprofit Sectors

PAD 3133 Politics and Policies of San Antonio and South Texas

PAD 3143 Urban and Regional Planning

PAD 3153 Introduction to Public Law

PAD 4843 Study Abroad:  International Public Administration

PAD 4933 Internship in Public Administration (prior approval required)

PAD 4936 Internship in Public Administration (prior approval required)

PAD 4963 Special Topics in Public Administration

Students should not take PAD 4933 or PAD 4936 until they have completed 9 hours in the minor. To declare a Minor in Nonprofit Management, please contact the Downtown Undergraduate Advising Center.

Minor in Public Administration

The Minor in Public Administration is open to students in any discipline.The minor provides undergraduate students with foundational knowledge of the public sector.This includes fundamentals of public leadership and management, the meaning of public service in a diverse society, ethical decision-making, and the practice of policy formation and implementation.All students seeking the Minor in Public Administration must complete 18 semester credit hours.

Required courses:

PAD 1113 Public Administration in American Society 

PAD 2073 Foundations of Civic Engagement

PAD 3013  Introduction to Public Policy

Students must take 9 upper-division semester credit hours from the courses listed below:

PAD 2153 Analysis and Assessment for Public Administration 

PAD 3003 Fundraising in Nonprofit Agencies

PAD 3023 Introduction to Urban Management and Policy

PAD 3033  Introduction to Nonprofit Agencies

PAD 3043  Public and Nonprofit Financial Management

PAD 3053  Urban Economic Development 

PAD 3073 Civic Leadership Integrative Seminar

PAD 3113 Managing Nonprofit Organizations

PAD 3123  Strategic Planning in the Public and Nonprofit Sectors 

PAD 3133 Politics and Policies of San Antonio and South Texas

PAD 3143  Urban and Regional Planning

PAD 3153  Introduction to Public Law 

PAD 4843 Study Abroad:  International Public Administration

PAD 4911 Independent Study (prior approval required)

PAD 4913 Independent Study (prior approval required)

PAD 4933 Internship in Public Administration (prior approval required)

PAD 4936 Internship in Public Administration (prior approval required)

PAD 4963 Special Topics in Public Administration

PAD 4993 Honors Thesis (prior approval required)

To declare a Minor in Public Administration, obtain advice, obtain lists of relevant courses, or seek approval of substitutions for course requirements, student should consult with their academic advisor.