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New Minor in Nonprofit Studies Provides Students With Skills for the Nonprofit Sector

Posted Dec. 3, 2012

The Human Development and Family Studies Program at Kent State University now offers a new minor in nonprofit studies. The nonprofit studies minor will greatly enhance a student’s employability within the nonprofit sector.

Nonprofit organizations provide valuable services at the local, state, national and international levels. Kathy Bergh, director of the nonprofit studies program, encourages students to add the minor to their course of study.

“The minor in nonprofit studies will enhance the employability of students in many different majors,” Bergh says. “These unique organizations are run differently than for-profit businesses; therefore, they require a distinctive skill set. The nonprofit field is growing and needs well-trained employees who are prepared to meet their needs.”

The program is open to all Kent State students and only requires 21-22 credit hours. Many of the classes are available online to easily fit into busy schedules. Currently, students in this minor come from a variety of majors, including business, education, health sciences, general studies, gerontology, political science, psychology, sociology and more.

For more information about the new minor in nonprofit studies, visit or contact Bergh at  or 330-672-5380.