You can complete the required course work for the Certificate in Fundraising and Advancement in two to four semesters. The certificate curriculum consists of 6 credits of required courses and a list of courses you may select from to complete the other 6 credits. You may have already taken one or more of these courses; and if so, they may be counted toward the certificate.

Course List - Undergraduate Certificate in Fundraising and Advancement

Prescribed Courses
Title Abbreviation Description Credits
Fundraising Leadership: Building a Strong Base LA 402

Focused on the fundamentals of fundraising and leadership, including communications, management of events and people, and stewardship.

3 credits
Careers in Fundraising and Development LA 404 Guides students through an introduction to the fundraising/advancement profession, including a review of the history and emergence of the profession. Touches on key issues such as professional ethics and the legal environment of the field. 3 credits
Additional Courses (select 6 credits)
Title Abbreviation Description Credits
Conflict Resolution and Negotiation CAS 404 Explores the complexities of conflict to understand the forces that make conflict challenging and helps students develop a repertoire of skills for thinking about and managing conflict more effectively. 3 credits
Principles of Strategic Communications COMM 428a Provides an overview of the various media and communications methods that comprise modern integrated marketing campaigns. 3 credits
Grant Writing

ENGL 478

PREREQUISITE: ENGL 15; OR ENGL 30; OR (ENGL 137, ENGL 138) AND (ENGL 202A; OR ENGL 202B; OR ENGL 202C; OR ENGL 202D)

A successful grant-writer achieves confidence with hands-on practice, mastering the underlying principles of effective research and outreach; feasible and complete content-generation; and the writing of precise, clear, audience-centered prose.

3 credits
Leadership Development: A Life-Long Learning Perspective OLEAD 409 Examines the continuing influence of social and environmental factors in shaping leadership and leadership development. 3 credits
Communication Skills for Leaders in Groups and Organizations OLEAD 464 Theory- and research-based communication skills for leaders dealing with work-related problems in contemporary groups and organizations. 3 credits
Collective Decision Making OLEAD 465 Application of theories of decision making to work-related issues in groups and organizations requiring collective resolution and action. 3 credits