The First-Ever College Degrees In Philanthropy Were Awarded This Month

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The class of 2012 produced five students with a knack for giving.The first-ever undergraduate degrees in philanthropic studies were awarded to five students at Indiana University, according to The Chronicle of Philanthropy.

The purpose of the degree is to produce “future nonprofit leaders who are not only well-versed in the nuts and bolts of nonprofit management but also comfortable weighing the philosophical questions they will encounter on the job.”

By 2015, Indiana expects about 75 students enrolled in the program.

The current graduates admit people have scoffed at their new major, but they say they are “studying the how and why of giving and its history and traditions.”

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