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

Bachelor of Arts Degree
in Philanthropic Studies

The Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy offers an exciting undergraduate program that turns passion for making a difference into a career.

The School is the first in the world to offer a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philanthropic Studies. Graduates are well-positioned to compete for jobs in prestigious organizations or for graduate school. As a student, you will:

  • 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.