Communicating for Development and Philanthropy Minor

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Communicating for Development and Philanthropy Minor

Prepare for a career in philanthropy by learning how to communicate in compelling ways about philanthropic causes and build support from appropriate audiences.

18

Hours of Coursework

9

Hours Outside of your Major

About the Minor

The Communicating for Development and Philanthropy minor is open to all undergraduate students following the 2020-2022 and 2022-2024 catalogs who have an overall GPA of at least 2.5 at UT Austin.

  • The Communicating for Development and Philanthropy minor requires a total of 18 hours of coursework.
  • Nine hours of coursework must come from outside of major requirements. Only nine hours of overlap between major and minor courses is allowed for this minor.
  • Nine hours of coursework must be taken at upper division level.
  • Nine hours of coursework must be taken in residence.
  • All courses must be taken for a letter gradeunless the course is only offered on the pass/fail basis. Only courses with a grade of C- or better will be counted towards the minor.

Click on tab for the specific catalog year associated with your major. Only courses listed on your specific catalog will count towards your minor.

NOTE: You can find your catalog in the Profile section at the bottom of the IDA Audit Request page.

Students pursuing the Communicating for Development and Philanthropy minor under the 2022-2024 catalog are responsible for the following requirements:

Nine hours of required coursework:
CLD 330 Philanthropy Capstone
CMS 306M Professional Communication Skills
CMS 321D Communicating for Development and Philanthropy
Three hours of coursework from the following:
ADV 305 Fundamentals of Advertising
ADV 318J Introduction to Integrated Brand Communication
CMS 337 Building Sales Relationships
MKT 320F Foundations of Marketing
MKT 337 Principles of Marketing
Three hours of coursework from the following:
ADV 320 Integrated Communication for Nonprofit Organizations
ADV 322 Health Communication: Messages, Campaigns, and the Media
ADV 323 Public Communication of Science and Technology
ADV 324 Communicating Sustainability
ADV 336 Multicultural Issues in Advertising and Public Relations (any topic)
ADV 378.37 Advanced Studies in Advertising (Topic 37: Social Enterprise Branding)
CMS 332K Theories of Persuasion
CMS 340K Communication and Social Change
CMS 340M Social Media and Social Movement: Then and Now
CMS 342K Political Communication
J 358S Communicating Social Change
RTF 301S Social Activism in Film
RTF 323C Screening Race
RTF 342.8 Topics in Global Media (Topic 8: Development Communication and Social Change)
SLH 378D Quality of Life in Clinical Care
Three hour required internship course with a focus on development or philanthropy1

Internship Requirement1

Students can register any three hour internship course for the internship requirement. However, they must have their internship reviewed and approved by the Development & Philanthropy minor faculty chairs in advance before the course will count towards their minor.

Fill out this form with the internship information for faculty review. Please note that this form is different from the application required for Moody internship courses.

In addition to specific course requirements, students must also fulfill the hour totals for overall, in residence, and upper division coursework as well as meet the grade minimums in each minor course.

Under specific circumstances, the minor faculty committee may consider course substitutions for minor course requirements. Approval of any petition is not a guarantee.

Students must meet with the Moody Minors Advisor to discuss a petition.

Students pursuing the Communicating for Development and Philanthropy minor under the 2020-2022 catalog are responsible for the following requirements:

Nine hours of required coursework:
CLD 330 Philanthropy Capstone
CMS 306M Professional Communication Skills
CMS 321D Communicating for Development and Philanthropy
Three hours of coursework from the following:
CMS 337 Building Sales Relationships
MKT 320F Foundations of Marketing
MKT 337 Principles of Marketing
Three hours of coursework from the following:
ADV/ P R 320  Integrated Communication for Nonprofit Organizations
ADV/ P R 322  Health Communication: Messages, Campaigns, and the Media
ADV/ P R 323  Public Communication of Science and Technology
ADV/ P R 324  Communicating Sustainability
ADV 336 Multicultural Issues in Advertising and Public Relations (any topic)
ADV 378.37 Advanced Studies in Advertising (Topic 37: Social Enterprise Branding)
CMS 332K Theories of Persuasion
CMS 340K Communication and Social Change
CMS 342K Political Communication
CMS 340M Social Media and Social Movement: Then and Now
J 358S Communicating Social Change
RTF 301S Social Activism in Film
RTF 323C Screening Race
RTF 342.8 Topics in Global Media (Topic 8: Development Communication and Social Change)
SLH 378D Quality of Life in Clinical Care
Three hour required internship course with a focus on development or philanthropy1

 Internship Requirement1

Students can register any three hour internship course for the internship requirement. However, they must have their internship reviewed and approved by the Development & Philanthropy minor faculty chairs in advance before the course will count towards their minor.

Fill out this form with the internship information for faculty review. Please note that this form is different from the application required for Moody internship courses.

In addition to specific course requirements, students must also fulfill the hour totals for overall, in residence, and upper division coursework as well as meet the grade minimums in each minor course.

Under specific circumstances, the minor faculty committee may consider course substitutions for minor course requirements. Approval of any petition is not a guarantee.

Students must meet with the Moody Minors Advisor to discuss a petition.

General Minor Eligibility

Undergraduate students under the 2020-2022 and 2022-2024 catalogs who have an overall GPA of at least 2.5 at UT Austin are eligible to apply for the Communicating for Development and Philanthropy Minor.

Students in their first semester at UT Austin should apply after grades are posted.

A student's major college may have additional criteria that they must meet in order to pursue a minor. Prior to applying, students are encouraged to meet with an academic advisor in their own major to discuss how the minor fits into their degree plan.

Moody Student Eligibility

Moody students have additional criteria for pursuing a minor credential.

  • Moody students may only pursue one minor/certificate credential.
  • Moody students following the 2020-2022 and earlier catalogs must apply for their minor before they have completed 65% of their degree requirements.
  • Moody students following the 2022-2024 catalog must apply for their minor before they have completed 75% of their degree requirements.

Moody students should contact their advisor if they have questions about these policies.

Visit this page and use the following directions:

  1. Click on link for "Request Restricted Minor"
  2. Select "COM Communication" for Field of Study
  3. Click "Continue"
  4. Select "COMMUNICATING FOR DEVELOPMENT AND PHILANTHROPY (MNCCOM09)"
  5. Click "Continue"