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NGO and Non-profit Studies

The 30 credit certificate in non-governmental organizations and non-profit studies will prepare you for meaningful voluntary and entry-level positions.  Community service learning partnerships with non-profits in the area allow you to experience the sector firsthand, and broaden your professional network.

  • Take courses in both the Faculty of Arts and School of Business
  • Gain practical skills including marketing, blogging, researching, and reporting
  • Become part of the fastest growing sector of the economy*


Student Profile

The Certificate in NGO and Non-profit Studies is geared towards recent high school graduates because the sector is characterized by a high level of volunteerism, which is well suited to bright students who are passionate about social change. The program, most certainly, also welcomes mature students, who are undertaking career changes, and those that are already working in the sector, as there is also a recognized need for education pathways that facilitate retention in the sector.


Program Requirements

All applicants must satisfy KPU's Admission Requirements.

The University Calendar contains complete program information as well as rules and regulations that govern students while at the university; each student is responsible for being aware of these rules and regulations.

Programs, courses, services and other related activities may be offered on any day of the week.

Program Structure

Program Structure