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Minor in Leadership – 21 credits

The College of Liberal Arts offers a minor in leadership studies. Leaders are found in all facets of life, including education, business, politics and local communities. With a leadership studies minor, students will gain the educational tools and social skills necessary to give them the competitive edge in the global economy. The leadership minor complements all majors because it is interdisciplinary, drawing electives from across the curriculum.


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 Power3 crs.
 LEA 397 Internship in Leadership Studies6 crs.
 LEA 400 Capstone: Seminar in Leadership3 crs.

Leadership Electives (9 credits minimum)

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.

Theory and Institutions Area
FIN 311, HIS 320, SOC 410, WST 200, BUS 342, JUS 101, 361, HON 286, 388, MGT 300, 301, 311, POS 306, 310

Applied Area
JUS 465, EDF 290, MGT 452, NUR 375, SOC 378, COM 230, 320, GEO 378, 474, POS 318, 319

Ethics Area
BUS 343, JUS 394, HON 285, PSY 211, SPT 305, PHI 220, PHI 320