Apr 19, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Leadership Studies, Minor in

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Program Director – Associate Professor Shapiro

The minor in Leadership Studies serves the need for greater student leadership development by identifying, educating, and nurturing students’ skills and interests in an intentionally designed program integrating both the theory and practice of leadership.  The minor requires 18 credits of interdisciplinary courses and actual leadership experiences in the University’s co-curricular program of student organizations and clubs.  The minor will culminate in a capstone academic experience in which students will reflect on their leadership experiences through the filter of the academic theories of leadership they have studied in their classes. The goal of the minor is to prepare graduates to assume positions of leadership in fields as diverse as their own majors, backgrounds, and ambitions, by providing an integrated educational foundation, both theoretical and practical, for future leaders.

Students must meet with program director periodically to coordinate leadership experience and elective course work.

Minor Requirements - Total Semester Hours: 18

No more than 6 semester hours may count toward both this minor and any other transcripted program (minor or major) for a given student; 12 semester hours must be in liberal arts.

Leadership experience in the University’s co-curricular program of student organizations and clubs under advisement of the Program Director.

Required Courses – Total Semester Hours: 9

Electives Chosen From 2 Categories – Total Semester Hours: 9

Students must select at least one class from each category. Students must select no more than one elective from any department, listed below toward the minor in order to ensure a multi-disciplinary experience. (Students may choose to take one course in PSY and/or one course in MGT as electives.)

Students may request to take other courses to count toward the minor as electives on the approval of the Director of the Leadership Studies Program.  

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