Undergraduate Certificates

Enhance your fundraising skills

The Undergraduate Certificate in Philanthropic Fundraising is designed to complement a wide variety of undergraduate majors by enhancing your knowledge of the theory and practice of fundraising.

Adding these invaluable and highly sought after skills to your academic portfolio will allow you to enter the workforce with confidence in the enhanced value you bring with you.

The certificate is ideal if you have an interest in working in nonprofit organizational settings where fundraising may be a part of your job responsibilities. Since such knowledge is critically important for success, even those who do not specifically seek a fundraising position will benefit from possessing this knowledge and skill base as managers and leaders in nonprofit organizations.

Hear from a student

In this video, student Caleb Shannon reflects on what the Certificate in Philanthropic Fundraising taught him, and how it enhanced his fundraising skills when he served as President of the 2022 Jagathon.

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Required coursework

The 15-credit hour certificate is comprised of five courses and earned concurrently with your major.

  • PHST P201 - Intro to Philanthropic Studies (3 Credits)
  • PHST P330 - Intro to Fundraising (3 Credits)
  • PHST P323 - Donor Motivations and Engagement I (3 Credits)
  • PHST P330 - Donor Motivations and Engagement II (3 Credits)
  • Any PHST 300 or 400 elective or TCEM or OLS (3 Credits)