Philanthropy Major

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Create Change With Community

It is estimated that 1 in every 20 Texans works at a nonprofit organization. The United States is home to millions of nonprofit organizations doing great work in communities across the country and you may interact with more than you realize. Whether it be an art museum, afterschool program, hospital, or zoo there are many nonprofit organizations seeking to create the change they wish to see in the world. A degree in philanthropy prepares you to lead and serve in your community to act and advocate for change.

What Can You Do With A Philanthropy Degree?

  • Program Manager
  • Fundraising Specialist
  • Development Coordinator
  • Marketing Manager
  • Grant Writer
  • Program Officer
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Liaison

Courses In The Major

  • PCOM 2301 - Introduction to Nonprofits and Philanthropy
  • PCOM 3301 - Fundraising and Development
  • PCOM 4320 - Managerial Communication
  • ENGL 3379 - Grant and Proposal Writing
  • MANA 3321 - Nonprofit and Volunteer Management
  • MARK 3342 - Marketing and Philanthropic Strategy

Internships and Opportunities

All philanthropy students are required to complete an internship with a nonprofit organization as part of the degree program. Upon reaching upper division status, students have the opportunity to intern with local, regional, statewide, or national nonprofits. Students are encouraged to contact their advisor or sequence coordinator to being to identify internship opportunities early.

Learn more about our current internships.

Philanthropy Coordinator

Dr. Megan Fitzmaurice

Philanthropy Sequence Coordinator

Visiting Assistant Professor, Philanthropy

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