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Minor in Leadership

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Courses from the humanities, natural sciences and social sciences are used to fulfill the major requirements. They include the following: humanities - art, communication studies, English, foreign languages, literature, music, philosophy and theater; natural sciences - biology, chemistry, computer science, earth science, environmental science, mathematics, physical science and physics; and social sciences - anthropology, criminal justice, economics, geography, history, political sciences, psychology, sociology and social work. No more than 24 credits of courses with the same course prefix should be included in the plan of study. A minimum of 18 credits must be upper level, 300-level or higher.


This minor is an excellent addition to any degree program because all careers of distinction demand both an understanding of and an ability to demonstrate leadership skills. In addition, this minor enhances and deepens an individual's ability to make sense of local, national and world events and the decisions made by individuals and groups with control over resources, and provides another set of conceptual tools for being a critical and responsible citizen of the world.

The minor requires 21 credits, including an internship and portfolio. Students must obtain permission prior to enrolling in the internship. Students are also required to assemble a portfolio of their work by selecting assignments completed in courses that apply to the minor. The portfolio will be discussed in detail in LEA 100 and will be used in making presentations in LEA 400.

Required Courses (12 credits)


LEA 100 Introduction to Leadership Studies: Leadership and Power

3 crs.

LEA 397 Internship in Leadership Studies

LEA 399 Topics in Leadership Studies

3-6 crs.*

3 crs.

LEA 400 Capstone: Seminar in Leadership

3 crs.

Leadership Electives (9 credits minimum)

Students who opt for a three (3) credit internship must complete LEA399 Topics in Leadership Studies.

Students must select at least one course from each of the following areas. Two courses (6 credits) must be at the 300 and 400 levels. Two courses must be outside the student's major.

Theory and Institutions Area
BUS 342, COM 203, 310, ECO 304, FIN 311, GEO 360, HIS 320, HON 201, 320, JUS 101, 361, MGT 300, 301, 311, PHI 225, POS 300, 306, 310, 355, SOC 240, 410, WST 400

Applied Area
COM 220, 230, 250, 350, ECO 322, FIN 301, 302, GEO 330, 474, GMS 201, JUS 305, 335, 376, MGT 452, NUR 375, POS 318, 319, REC 378, SOC 377, 378, 420, SOW 360

Ethics Area
BUS 343, CSC 352, EDU 121, ENG 306, HIS 347, JUS 394, 466, 470, PHI 220, 247, 307, 320, PSY 211, SOC 315, SPT 305