Social Responsibility Minor

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What is Social Responsibility?

Whether you are planning a career in the corporate sector, the public sector, or the nonprofit sector, you need to understand the link between business and social interests.

Being socially responsible includes behaving ethically and with an awareness of social, cultural, economic and environmental issues. Socially resonsible business, government, and individuals work together harmoniously for the long-term welfare of development, business and society.

Why complete a Social Responsibility minor?

The four-course Social Responsibility minor provides several benefits: First, the course in Managing Not-for-profit Organizations that is required for the minor gives students interested or just curious about working in that sector both relevant theory and practice elements. In addition to standard classroom learning, each student in the class will work for a minimum of nine hours in a not-for-profit organization taken from the instructor’s network. Second, exposure to this course gives students who do not expect to work directly in the not-for-profit sector insight into how they might make a meaningful contribution as a volunteer or board member. Third, all of the minor’s courses provide an opportunity to add real insight regarding the social issues facing managers.


What courses will I take in a Social Responsibility minor?

Social Responsibility Program Planning Guide (pdf)

What programs offer a Social Responsibility minor?

When you apply to the U of L for admission, you apply to a program (degree or certificate) and a major. A four-course minor in Social Responsibility is available as an adjunct to all majors in the following programs:

In some cases, achievement of the minor and a chosen major will require a student to take extra courses. For students who complete all the requirements, the minor will be acknowledged on the official transcript.

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Socical Responsibility Minor brochure (pdf)