The minor is open to all undergraduate students, regardless of college or school.
Students can enter the minor program in a few ways:
To earn the minor in leadership studies, students must complete a minimum of 16 credit hours of coursework, including an introductory course, 9 credits of electives and a capstone course.
Elective category topics include:
- Leadership Foundations: Courses focus on moral and ethical reasoning, ability to critically evaluate behavior and improved decision-making in life choices.
- Leadership Application: Courses focus on enhanced ability to function in a team, building a team with diverse perspectives and leading a team effectively to accomplish a shared goal.
- Leadership in Context: Courses focus on historical and situational analysis, critical evaluation of historical and contemporary leaders and ability to connect leadership behaviors to organizational outcomes.
Additionally, students complete an electronic portfolio (or ePortfolio) as a requirement for completion of the leadership studies minor. The purpose of the ePortfolio is to document learning through the minor and co-curricular experiences, blend theory with practice, and define an evolving leadership lens.