Nonprofit and Community Studies

Exterior of Johnston Hall, Miami Middletown. Text: Miami University Regionals Nonprofit and Community Studies

Learn how the NCS major offers professional administrative, analytical, communication, and leadership training and prepares you for a variety of careers that make a difference.

Journey of a Lifetime

Quentin Couch, Jackson Gray and Tyler Brezina stand on shore behind their packed canoe and kayak.Read about an extraordinary journey. Miami senior Jackson Gray lost his best friend to suicide in 2014. In a remarkable tribute to him, the Civic and Regional Development major and two of his friends paddled a canoe and kayak down 981 miles of the Ohio river. On their way they launched a fundraiser (and hundreds of conversations with people they encountered) to call attention to suicide prevention. 

Study Justice & Law in a Beautiful Tropical Setting

Mountains in distance, white sandy beach and turquoise sea in foreground, framed by tropical foliage.

Travel to Samoa with this faculty-led study abroad program. CJS 299/599 (6 credits) is open to students of all majors. Students will study comparative law and Samoan culture, history, and law before traveling. Travel will include time In Hawaii, American Samoa, and Samoa. Travel dates: May 20-June 8, 2018. Learn more about this study abroad opportunity.