Nonprofit Administration

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

In the bachelor's degree program for Nonprofit Administration at Louisiana State University Shreveport, you'll learn about fund development and grants, marketing, volunteer and staff management, and more!

Earn your bachelor's degree in Nonprofit Administration and learn how to manage nonprofit organizations that specialize in the causes you are most passionate about. Arts & culture, environment, animal protection, health, education, children and youth, senior service, and human services are just a few types of nonprofit specialties that you can manage and support. LSUS's Nonprofit Administration program gives you the skills and experience necessary to succeed in this diverse and dynamic field.

Why LSUS’ nonprofit administration program? 

The nonprofit administration major at LSUS offers a wide range of courses, providing you with the expertise needed to step into the workforce. Covering topics such as fundraising, leadership, marketing, board governance, volunteer management, and advocacy & public policy, your coursework will be challenging and fulfilling. This degree offers an internship opportunity that pairs you with a local nonprofit to gain hands-on experience. This program combines theory with real-world application so that you are prepared to enter the nonprofit workforce upon graduation.

Experiential learning to prepare for real-world careers 

Enhance your education by networking with nonprofit community leaders in the Shreveport-Bossier region. Use the knowledge you gain from this degree to make a community impact through internships and volunteer opportunities.

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  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
  • Estimated four years for first-time freshmen
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Explore the Nonprofit Administration Bachelor’s Degree at LSUS

The nonprofit administration degree at LSUS is hands-on and real-world focused. The program will give you a wide variety of courses and experiences to choose from, ultimately preparing you to be flexible in the ever-growing field of nonprofit administration.

Hands-on experience 

As a nonprofit administration major, you will have opportunities to intern and volunteer with organizations throughout Shreveport-Bossier. These experiences paired with classroom coursework will strengthen your preparedness to enter the field.

Student life 

Join the LSUS Nonprofit Administration Student Organization (NASO) to get an in-depth look at the nonprofit administration profession. Additional network ing and service opportunities are provided through the Institute of Nonprofit Administration and Research and the Nu Lambda Mu Nonprofit Academic Honor Society.

Set up for success 

Our degree follows Nonprofit Academic Centers Council (NACC) curriculum guidelines. Additionally, our program provides students with the content knowledge to pursue the Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) Credential. Guided by instructors with experience working in the nonprofit sector, students will be able to apply nonprofit theory to real-world scenarios.

Financial aid for general business administration students 

Each year, LSU Shreveport awards more than $12.4 million in scholarship money to students like you. Explore the types of financial aid you could qualify for as a nonprofit administration major. 

“We recognize the importance of this career pathway, as it will make our nonprofit organizations stronger and more stable and could lead to further economic growth and nonprofit careers in our region.”
Lynn Stevens
Director of Workforce Development, Goodwill Industries of North Louisiana, Inc.
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INAR Staff

Heather Carpenter, PhD

Associate Professor
Office: BH 121
Phone: (318) 795-2391
heather.carpenter@lsus.edu
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Helen Wise, PhD

Assistant Academic Provost
Office: Bronson Hall, Room 453
Phone: 318-797-5333
helen.wise@lsus.edu
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Stacey Hargis

Manager of Operations
Office: BH 119B
Phone: (318) 795-4245
stacey.hargis@lsus.edu
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Rachel Taylor

Research Assistant
Office: BH 107
Phone: 318-798-5558
rachel.taylor@lsus.edu
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The Institute for Nonprofit Administration & Research (INAR) was founded in 2001 to conduct research and disseminate knowledge about nonprofit organizations. INAR strives to elevate the future of the nonprofit sector through transformative education, impactful research, and professional development.

This international honor society was established by the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council to recognize students dedicated to the study of nonprofit management, philanthropy, and social entrepreneurship/enterprise. Its mission is to advance the study of nonprofit organizations and their function in society and to promote scholarly achievement among those who engage in these academic pursuits.

Nonprofit Administration Student Organization (NASO) is a student organization that focuses on volunteering and helping the community. We work together as a club to volunteer for nonprofits around the Shreveport-Bossier area. In addition to the student organization, students are eligible to earn their Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) credential through the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance. This optional program is designed to prepare leaders in the nonprofit sector. Students may also earn a Minor in Nonprofit Administration and go on to complete the Masters in Nonprofit Administration. If you have a passion for giving back to the community and want to meet like-minded people, NASO is the organization for you! 

Where Can a Nonprofit Administration Degree from LSUS Take You?

When you earn your bachelor’s degree in nonprofit administration, you can look forward to jobs such as:

  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Program Assistant
  • Fundraising Associate

Find more information about courses in the nonprofit administration bachelor’s degree program.

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