About the Leadership Studies Minor
Take the initiative. Stand out as a leader.
Every career field needs leaders - confident individuals who can address problems, find creative solutions and motivate others in an ever-changing world.
Explore leadership in depth, and develop the skills that every leader needs, with PennWest California's interdisciplinary minor in leadership studies.
This 21-credit, on-campus leadership studies program is open to PennWest California students in any major. The minor program consists of four required leadership courses (12 credits) plus nine credits of elective courses, so you can explore leadership issues within your area of interest.
Gain a competitive edge with a program that's valued in the workplace.
Employers seek out job candidates who have the educational tools and social skills to make a positive difference within their organizations.
This minor introduces you to leadership theories and case studies, and expands your ability to understand the dynamics of local, national and world events. Studying historical and emerging issues in leadership has both professional and personal benefits, making you a more responsible citizen of the world.
The internship required to complete the leadership studies minor provides opportunities to apply what you've learned in a real-world setting. And students in the minor program are connected to the Harry and Linda Serene Leadership Institute, which sponsors a speaker series, leadership scholarships, internship opportunities and conferences at PennWest California.