Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Certificate

(formerly known as American Humanics)

The mission of Non-profit Leadership Alliance is to prepare and certify future nonprofit professionals. The Non-profit Leadership Alliance Certificate Program at the University of Houston Graduate School of Social Work, was founded in May 1993. The University of Houston's Non-profit Leadership Alliance Program is a national model for urban university programs across the country and is Houston's only undergraduate and post-baccalaureate provider of certification in nonprofit management.
Every year, thousands of jobs are available nationally as well as locally through affiliated organizations such as American Red Cross, America's Second Harvest, The Arc, Big Brothers Big Sisters and many more. As a successful AH participant, you will be qualified for positions in volunteer management, program planning, public relations, fund development, and others.

Academic Requirements

  1. Child & Adult Development (choose 1)
    • PSYC 1300 - Introduction to Psychology
    • SOC 1300 - Introduction to Sociology
    • Meets social science requirement, required for major
  2. Historical & Philosophical Foundations
    • SOC 3318 - Intro to Social Work & Social Services
    • Offered in Fall and Spring
  3. General Nonprofit Management
    • SOCW 3354 Nonprofit Management
    • Petition to count as an Upper Business Elective
    • Offered in Fall only
  4. Marketing
    • MARK3336 Elements of Marketing Administration
  5. Choose One of the following:
    • SOCW3330 Nonprofit Financial Management
    • Petition to count as an Upper Business Elective
    • Offered in Spring only
    • OR
    • ACCT4377 Government & Non-Profit Accounting
    • (For ACCT majors only – Contact your ACCT advisor for registration assistance)


Principles of Fundraising and Grant Writing- 8 four-hour workshops (32 contact hours)

  • Offered in spring semester only, on Fridays 1-5pm

Co-Curricular Requirements

  • Active participation in the American Humanics Student Association
    • Minimum 10 hours per semester; association and/or committee meeting attendance
  • Organize and participate in at least 3 agency site visits
  • Organize and attend Fall Professional Workshop Series
  • Organize and attend at least one annual retreat
  • Organize and attend one or more annual recognition event
  • Attend at least one American Humanics Management Institute (AHMI)
    • Students are required to raise the funds to meet their own expenses to AHMI -approximately $700

* Students are strongly encouraged to gain additional experience in the nonprofit sector through individual volunteer work and community service projects organized by the AHSA.

Supervised Internship in Nonprofit Organizations

  • 480 contact hours required
  • May be in conjunction with internship for course credit in student’s major
  • May be taken for credit as a special problems course
  • Students must approve internship with Bauer College and be supervised through the American Humanics program

Fees & Costs

Students will be assessed a one time Enrollment Fee of $50 and an annual Program Fee of $50. Student Association dues are $15 per semester, due to the AHSA Treasurer. Click here to go the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Certificate website.


File a Degree Plan
Courses & Enrollment
Transfer Credit Guide
Former Student Admissions
Academic Notice
Academic Probation
Academic Suspension
Academic Resources
Contact Us
Business Majors
Accountancy & Taxation
Management Information Systems
Supply Chain Management
Management & Leadership
Business Minors
Bauer College at UH at Sugar Land
Online BBA Inquiry
Choosing a Major
Accelerated Programs
Bachelor of Business Administration/ Master of Public Policy
Emerging Leaders Academic Success Program
For Freshmen Students
For Transfer Students
Bauer Honors
Bauer Ambassadors
Community Outreach
Strength Series
Events Calendar
Bauer in D.C. Fellowship
About the Program
How to Apply
Plan for D.C.
Intern in D.C.
Fellow Experience
Contact Us
Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Certificate
Ted Bauer Leadership Certificate Program
Bauer Leadership Council
Commencement Ceremony
Academic Resources
UH Libraries
Distance Learning
Future Careers
Rockwell Career Center

Undergraduate Business Programs

ELASP for Transfers Fall 2022 Application

Apply Here

Follow us!
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Instagram

Contact Us

Questions about ELASP:

Emerging Leaders Academic Success Program
C. T. Bauer College of Business
University of Houston
334 Melcher Hall Room 262
Houston, TX 77204-6021

See Also:

Contact Us

Business Programs

334 Melcher Hall, Room 262
Houston, TX 77204-6021
Email: bba@uh.edu