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Public and Non-Profit Administration

Become a Leader in Governance and Management with a Certificate or Degree in Public and Non-Profit Administration!

Public and Non-Profit Administration

CSM’s Public and Non-Profit Administration program helps develop managers and leaders to advance the common good and effect positive change in all levels of government (local, state, and federal) and non-profit organizations.

Career and Transfer Opportunities

Graduates of our program have multiple career and transfer options within Public and Non-Profit Administration. Public and Non-Profit Administration professionals work for government – local, state, and federal – educational institutions, the private sector, non-profit organizations, the foreign service, and non-governmental organizations. In the SF-Peninsula region alone, there are over 16,000 employment opportunities related to Public and Non-Profit Administration (COE, 2022).

Our graduates also have the opportunity to transfer to 4-year colleges and universities within the Bay Area, across California and the United States, or internationally to further their studies and pursue a Bachelor of Public Administration, Bachelor of Arts/Science in Management, or related degree.

Why Choose Our Program?

  • Study the fundamentals of Public and Non-Profit Administration and start on your path towards a bachelor’s degree for a fraction of the cost of tuition of other programs.
  • Upskill your credentials to change careers or make yourself more competitive in the job market
  • Flexible Schedules with both online and evening class options
  • Low cost tuition and opportunities for free tuition for qualified applicants.
  • Graduates can enter the local/regional workforce or transfer to a 4-year University
  • Financial aid is available

In-Demand Skills

With a certificate or associate degree in Public and Non-Profit Administration from CSM, you’ll get the skills and training you need to pursue a fulfilling career within the governmental and non-profit sectors.

Develop high demand industry skills such as:

  • Leadership and Management
  • Critical thinking, research, and communications skills
  • Organizational Ethics
  • Diversity and Cultural Competency in Management
  • Project Management
  • Understanding of Government and Non-Profit Systems and Organizations
Requirements Dept. Name/# Course Name Units
Required Core
(33-34 units)
ACTG 121 Financial Accounting 4
PNPA 100 Foundations of Public Administration 3
BUS 401 Business Communication 3
COMM 115 Survey of Human Communication 3
COMM 150 Intercultural Communication 3
BUS 123 Business Statistics 3
CIS 124 Foundations of Data Science 4
MATH 200 Elementary Probability and Statistics 4
MGMT 100 Introduction to Management 3
PLSC 100 Introduction to Political Science 3
PLSC 200 National, State, and Local Government 3
PLSC 310 California State and Local Government 3
MGMT 104 Leadership Theory 3
ACTG 164 Government and Nonprofit Accounting 3
MGMT 220 Organizational Behavior 3
PNPA 101 Foundations of the Non-Profit Sector 3
MGMT 265 Project Management 3
PNPA 102 Ethics in Public Administration 3
Required Total 33-34 major units + GE and Electives to reach 60 units for an associate degree.

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