Social Services & Nonprofit Management

BA in Management

Admission to the concentration in Social Services & Nonprofit Management has been suspended.

The concentration in Social Services & Nonprofit Management prepares students for leadership roles in human service organizations, including non-governmental organizations (NGOs), nonprofits, government agencies, social welfare and community organizations. The program combines instruction on management principles, such as economics, project management, and marketing, with courses in visual social work, public policy and conflict management.


The BA in Management with Social Services & Nonprofit Management concentration comprises 120 credit hours. Courses in the Social Services & Nonprofit Management concentration are offered in accelerated, 8-week sessions. Courses are offered in the traditional (in-person) format in downtown Chicago and Vernon Hills locations, with several courses also available online.

I. Management Major: 39 credit hours

  • COMM 237: Small Group Communication
  • COMM 273: Interpersonal Communication
  • CPST 247: Computer Concepts and Applications or Information Systems
  • CPST 250: Foundations of Organizations
  • CPST 310: Accounting Principles and Applications
  • CPST 340: Marketing Concepts and Strategies
  • CPST 349: Project Management
  • CPST 350: Human Resource Principles and Practices
  • CPST 371: Organizational Finance
  • ECON 201: Principles of Economics: Introduction to Microeconomics
  • ECON 202: Principles of Economics: Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • LREB 315: Law & Regulatory Environment of Business I
  • STAT 103: Statistics

II. SCPS Common Curriculum: 9 credit hours

  • CPST 200: Introduction to Degree Completion
  • CPST 201: Professional Identity and Development
  • CPST 397: Capstone

III. Social Services and Non-Profit Management: 18 credit hours

  • SOWK 200: Introduction to Social Work
  • SOWK 201: Social Welfare and Social Work I
  • SOWK 301: Social Work with Individuals and Families
  • SOWK 307: Policies and Strategies of Community Intervention
  • COMM 231: Conflict Management and Communication
  • PSYC 362: Industrial/Organizational Psychology

IV. University Core Requirements

What are employers looking for? Employers say they are looking for a demonstrated capacity in these areas:

  • think critically
  • communicate clearly
  • solve complex problems
  • ethical judgment and integrity
  • intercultural skills
  • the capacity for continued new learning
  • written and oral communication
  • applied knowledge in real-world settings
  • broad knowledge in the liberal arts and sciences

In the University Core you will further develop your skills. Learn more about University Core Requirements.

V. Electives

A total of 120 credits are required for the degree at Loyola University Chicago. Sources of the remaining credits can include courses offered in the SCPS 8-week session schedule or the 16-week semester schedule. Transfer credits (not already used in the major, concentration, or University Core), Prior Learning Assessment, CLEP, DSST, or ACE-evaluated credits (such as your military transcript) can all used to fulfill the remaining elective credit requirements that get you to 120 credits, subject to residency and other requirements.

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