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.