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Professional Development

Accomplishments, Competency and Employment

Our Humanics program has established a pattern of excellence by regularly winning national and local awards, such as in 2006 and 2007.

The Humanics program benefits from an excellent Advisory Council.

Each year, community benefit organizations need thousands of new full-time professional staff.  Men and women who fill these positions are people-oriented, competent managers, who are committed to improving their communities and the future of our society.

Students involved in the Humanics Program at California State University, Fresno pursue degrees in recreation administration and leisure studies, social work, psychology, sociology, health science, business, and other academic areas.  All Humanics students acquire knowledge and skills to demonstrate the following competencies:

  • General CBO Management
  • Program Planning & Evaluation
  • Human Resource Development & Supervision
  • Marketing & Public Relations for CBOs
  • Board & Committee Development
  • Fundraising Principles & Practices
  • Grant Writing
  • Accounting & Financial Management for CBOs
  • Risk Management
  • Advocacy, Coalition Building, & Community Organizing

Furthermore, all interested students engage in leadership development through activities with the Humanics Student Association (HSA), a recognized campus organization for students interested in this career field.

The Humanics Program has an outstanding record of job placement with several CBOs for its graduates. 

For specific guidance in employment searches, see our CBO Employment Search Guide