The Leadership Studies Minor (LSM) enables you to develop as a leader.
We seek students who are curious about what the academic research says about leadership and who want to practice leadership as a CU student. You might not think of yourself as a “leader” right now, but by pursuing the LSM you will learn new ways to think about leadership and discover your own leadership strengths. This includes learning skills such as leading project teams, managing conflict, speaking in public, and analyzing complex problems. You will also gain knowledge about collaborative and inclusive leadership, ethical decision-making, and issues of power and privilege.
The LSM, housed in the School of Education, is available to CU Boulder students from all majors and colleges. The LSM is a program of CU Engage: Center for Community-Based Learning and Research, working in partnership with the Newton Chair for Leadership.
The Leadership Studies Minor begins with a required foundations course, LEAD 1000 - Becoming a Leader
Completion of the Leadership Studies Minor requires students to take 9 credits of elective coursework across three categories.
A culiminating seminar capstone course, LEAD 4000, completes the minor coursework.
The Leadership Portfolio begins during the Foundations course and is completed throughout the Minor.