Nongovernmental Organizations & Civil Society, MID

Much of the work that has defined change around the world has been the domain of nongovernmental organizations (NGO’s). The nongovernmental organizations and civil society (NGOCS) major prepares students for a future in a world where NGO’s are committed to social change in the shifting landscape of the human condition. Students acquire knowledge in management strategies and politics and courses cover such topics as alleviating hunger, advocating for human rights and promoting public health.

GSPIA NGOCS students have the opportunity to develop experience through internships, both domestic and international, as well as the change to build expertise in issues such as grant writing, education or health care that will serve them well following graduation. Our approach is to act as advocates of change with our courses and faculty inspiring and empowering students to make a difference. Graduates go on to work with individual governments, regions and communities around the globe to improve the quality of life.

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GSPIA Core Classes (12 credits)

    Quantitative Methods
    Microeconomics
    Public Policy Analysis
    Capstone Seminar
OR
    Thesis
Internship Requirement: All students must complete an approved internship of at least 300 hours while enrolled at GSPIA. The internship must be approved by the student’s career advisor in advance. Students with at least three years of relevant full‐time work experience may petition their career advisor for a waiver of this requirement during their first semester.

MID Core Classes (6 credits)

    Development Policy & Administration
    Economics of Development

NGOCS Major Courses (12 credits)

    NGO's Civil Society & Development
or
    Governance, Local Govt, Civil Society
PIA 2--- NGOCS Major Course
PIA 2--- NGOCS Major Course
PIA 2--- NGOCS Major Course

Free Electives/Minor Courses (18 credits)

PIA 2--- Elective/minor course
PIA 2--- Elective/minor course
PIA 2--- Elective/minor course
PIA 2--- Elective
PIA 2--- Elective
PIA 2--- Elective