Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
The School of Philanthropy
Academic Programs

Bachelor of Arts Degree
in Philanthropic Studies

Turn your passion into your profession with an undergraduate degree from the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, the first school in the world to offer a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philanthropic Studies.

Doors will open for you when you graduate, whether you're interested in a career with a prestigious organization or in graduate school. As a student, you'll:

  • Prepare to be a dynamic, innovative, and reflective leader in philanthropy or a nonprofit organization
  • Gain broad insights and practical skills about philanthropy and explore interactions between the public, private and nonprofit sectors
  • Participate in groundbreaking research on philanthropy
  • Study with renowned faculty from more than 20 different disciplines

Meet the Future Faces of Philanthropy  

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some of our philanthropic studies students.