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Program

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.

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Program Requirements

All applicants must satisfy KPU's Admission Requirements.

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Required Courses

For courses listed in multiple columns, a set course can only be used to satisfy one requirement.

*Indicates courses with prerequisites more than 30 credits.

# Indicates programs with some courses only available to students registered in the program

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Required
4 courses (12 credits)

Core Courses

Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
ANTH 1100

NGOs in Context
ANTH 2190

NGOs in Practice
ANTH 3190

One of:

Introduction to University Writing
ENGL 1100

Intro. to Professional Communication
CMNS 1140

Choose 2 courses (6 credits)
Note: only one course per box

Business courses

Fundamentals of Business in Canada
BUSI 1110

Any of the following (BUSI):
BUSI 1210, 1215, 1250, 2110*, 2390, 2490

Any of the following (ACCT):
ACCT 1110,
ACCT 1160, 4650*

Any of the following (ECON):
ECON 1150, 1250, 2210, 2255

Any of the following (ENTR#):
ENTR 3100, 3240

Any of the following (HRMT#):
HRMT 3135*, 4125

Any of the following (MRKT#):
MRKT 1199, 2235, 2333, 3240

Introduction to Public Relations
PRLN 1150

Choose 2 courses (6-9 credits)
Note: only one course per box

Perspectives Courses

Any of the following (AGRI):
AGRI 1150, 1250, 2230, 2500

Any of the following (ANTH):
ANTH 2120, 2140, 2142, 2160, 3160

Any of the following (CRIM):
CRIM 3120*, 3310*, 4240*

The Vancouver Design Experience
DESN 2100

Environmental Economics
ECON 2260

Social Justice & Diversity in Education
EDUC 3240*

Any of the following (ENVI#):
ENVI 1121, 3112*

Any of the following (GEOG):
GEOG 1101, 2250, 3120, 3130, 3220, 3320

Any of the following (INDG):
INDG 1100, 4245*

Any PHIL course
at the third or fourth year level

Any POLI course

Any POST course

Psychology of Genocide*
PSYC 4650

Any of the following (SOCI):
SOCI 1125, 2311

Any Experiential Learning Course (if not already used):
ANTH 3150*, ARTS/DESN 3000, ARTS 3200*, ARTS 4800*, CRIM 3800*, CRIM 4800*, HRMT 4500, MRKT 4330*, PSYC 4010*, SOCI 4325*, SOCI 4330*

Choose 2 courses (6-9 credits)
Note: only one course per box

Methods & Ethics Courses

Methods and Ethics in Anthropology
ANTH 2100

Business Negotiations
BUSI 2465

Any of the following (COMM):
COMM, 1100, 1200, 2100, 3220*

Any of the following (CNPS):
CNPS 3310, 3320*, 3330

Any of the following (CRIM):
CRIM 1208, 1215, 3307*

Post University Transition*
EDUC 4100

Any of the following (ENTR#):
ENTR 3000 (CMNS 3000), 3110*

Urban Environment#
ENVI 3212*

Any of the following (GEOG):
GEOG 2380, 2390, 2400

Intercultural Engagement in Practice
GLBL 2000

Any of the following (HRMT#):
HRMT3115*, 3265

Any of the following (IDEA):
IDEA 3302*, 4100

Any of the following (JRNL):
JRNL 1160, 1220, 2120, 2230, 2360, 2370, 3165*, 4240*

Managing the Communication Process
MRKT 3211

Any PHIL course at the third or fourth year level

Any POST course

Any of the following (PSYC):
PSYC 2400, 3200, 3210, 3220, 3960*

Any PRLN course

Any of the following (SOCI):
SOCI 2260, 3260, 3365

Any Experiential Learning Course (if not already used):
ANTH 3150*, ARTS/DESN 3000, ARTS 3200*, ARTS 4800*, CRIM 3800*, CRIM 4800*, HRMT 4500, MRKT 4330*, PSYC 4010*, SOCI 4325*, SOCI 4330*

Experiential Learning Courses: ANTH 3150: Ethnographic Field Studies, ARTS/DESN 3000: Interdisciplinary Amazon Field School, ARTS 3200: Inside-Out Prison Exchange, ARTS 4800: Arts Practicum, CRIM 3800: Service Learning in Criminology and Justice, CRIM 4800: Practicum in Criminology and Justice, MRKT 4330: BBA in Marketing – Practicum, PSYC 4010: Practicum in Psychology, SOCI 4325: Sociological Aspects of Community Service, SOCI 4330: Global Community Service