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Social Entrepreneurship & Non-profits Requirements

With 19 credit hours of coursework and connecting experiences, students may earn a BDP certificate in Social Entrepreneurship and Non-profits. For a complete list of courses and requirements:
download the Social Entrepreneurship and Non-profits BDP curriculum sheet (PDF).

Foundation Courses [7 hours]

  • Forum Seminar
  • Two Additional Foundation Courses

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Courses in a Strand [3-6 hours]

  • Art and Social Change
  • Environment
  • Health and Health Care
  • International Development
  • Youth and Family

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Connecting Experiences [6-9 hours]

BDP advisors assist students in finding meaningful connecting research and/or internship experiences related to Social Entrepreneurship and Non-profits. A minimum of 3 hours must involve participation in research with a faculty member.

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Integration Essay

3-4 page essay written at the end of the BDP experience, drawing together the different pieces of the BDP.

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BDP Certificate in Social Entrepreneurship and Non-profits

Courses counting toward a BDP in Social Entrepreneurship and Non-profits may also satisfy core, major, and elective requirements in a student’s degree plan. With planning, the BDP should not add time to students’ UT careers, but instead helps students choose the courses they already have to take in an integrated way.