Public and Nonprofit Administration (A.S.)

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The public and nonprofit field includes organizations that exist for the benefit of the public rather than enriching private citizens. These include human services, arts and culture, community recreation, health, education and government agencies. There is a great need or people with business training to keep these organizations functioning and continuing to serve the public.

The Public and Nonprofit Administration program offers students an essential foundation in both business management and public and nonprofit sector administration.  Graduates of this program will be highly competitive and can maximize their access to career paths beyond private-profit sector business.

Real World Experience and Connections

Students in the program have been interning at the nearby New York Cares, gaining practical experience, making connections and getting credit towards their major.

The Corporate Engagement Club, meeting on Wednesdays from 2-4 p.m., enhances students’ career competencies in the area of corporate citizenship, networking, and career building. Guest speakers inform and advise students in this field. Both the club and the program are coordinated by Professor Peter Hoontis, who has had a 30 year career in the field, beginning at the YMCA as a camp counselor and ending up as Executive Vice President-Chief Operating Officer of that organization. Email if you have any questions about the Public and Nonprofit Administration program in Business Management.

Continuing Your Education

The BMCC Public and Nonprofit concentration articulates with bachelor’s degree programs at Baruch College and John Jay College of Criminal Justice, meaning your BMCC credits will be accepted and you can seamlessly continue your studies.

Explore Careers

BMCC is committed to  students’ long-term success and will help you explore professional opportunities. Undecided? No problem. The college offers Career Coach for salary and employment information, job postings and a self-discovery assessment to help students find their academic and career paths. Visit Career Express to make an appointment with a career advisor, search for jobs or sign-up for professional development activities with the Center for Career Development. Students can also visit the Office of Internships and Experiential Learning to gain real world experience in preparation for a four-year degree and beyond. These opportunities are available to help BMCC students build a foundation for future success.

Explore career paths for Public and Nonprofit Administration (pdf)


Required Common Core

Flexible Common Core2

Curriculum Requirements

Program Electives (Choose 3 courses/9 credits from:)

XXX xxx General Electives3 6
Total Curriculum Requirements 30
Total Program Requirements 60
  1. These areas can be satisfied by taking a STEM variant.
  2. No more than two courses in any discipline or interdisciplinary field can be used to satisfy Flexible Core requirements.
  3. Some of these credits may be satisfied by taking a STEM variant in the Common Core.

Note: These requirements are effective the 2020-2021 catalog year. Please check your DegreeWorks account for your specific degree requirements as when you began at BMCC will determine your program requirements.

Business Management Department

Fiterman Hall, Room F-730
New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 220-8205

Office Hours:
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