Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University Launches Philanthropic Studies Program for Undergraduates

(3-2-10) The Indiana Commission on Higher Education has approved a new
Bachelor of Arts in Philanthropic Studies degree program at Indiana University. Courses will be available to undergraduates beginning with the fall 2010 semester.

The new program is designed to equip students with the knowledge and hands-on experience needed to succeed in entry-level positions in philanthropy and the nonprofit sector and will prepare them for careers in fields as diverse as foundations, healthcare, human services, community development, education, the arts, and the environment.

The program was developed by Dwight Burlingame, associate executive director and director of academic programs at the Center on Philanthropy and Richard Turner, professor emeritus of English at IUPUI and former chair of the IU Philanthropic Studies faculty. The degree will be offered through the IU School of Liberal Arts at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), of which the Center on Philanthropy is a part.