Leadership Minor Program
The minor in Leadership is a multi-disciplinary program of study that provides students with knowledge and skills of leadership that can be utilized in a wide variety of careers. By blending theory with practical activities and assignments, students can unlock their potentials to be influential leaders in numerous fields. The curricular are selected to widen students’ thinking abilities to inspire, motivate, innovate, and embrace diversity. More importantly, the courses are taught by inspiring and innovative faculty who thrive to maximize students’ growth and learning.
The minor is open to all majors across the university. It may be particularly useful for business, education, social work, health and human services, or political science students. The program consists of a minimum of 18 credit hours, of which five courses are required. Studentsalso must select additional courses that coincide with their interest from the selected elective course offerings
Program Core Courses & Electives
Required Core Courses
The Foundations of Leadership course examines various leadership theories and frameworks. Through values exploration, students will learn the central elements to the individual components of leadership and how they relate to leading groups and teams. This course provides students the opportunity to learn skills and competencies necessary to provide effective leadership in organizations and society.
The Leadership and Service course examines various leadership theories and frameworks related to service, servant leadership, and the social change model of leadership development. This course will provide students an opportunity to implement concepts learned in the course to plan and execute a community service project for the community
This course emphasizes development of the awareness, knowledge, and skills necessary to be a multiculturally-competent leader. Its emphasis is on the leader's responsibilities, challenges, and opportunities for creating and sustaining affirming, pluralistic, and inclusive organizations and societies. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LEAD 1000.
This course examines the theoretical concepts and practices of leading change within organizations and communities. Students will connect these theoretical concepts to leadership and change from multiple disciplines and concepts. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LEAD 1000.
This course examines the theoretical concepts and practices of ethical leadership within individuals, groups, organizations and communities. Students will connect these theoretical concepts to leadership and change from multiple disciplines and concepts. The course readings and assignments are intended to prepare you to understand the theoretical concepts of ethics and to be able to apply these concepts to real-life practice. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LEAD 1000.
BAT 2050: Total Quality Leadership
COMM 3030: Leadership in Communication
ESHP 2040: Introduction to Entrepreneurship
HDFS 1060: Families, Communities, and Schools
LEAD 4890: Leadership Internship
MGMT 3050: Principle of Organization and Management
POLS 3460: The Presidency
PSYC 3500: Survey of Industrial and Organizational Psychology
THEM 1900: Recreation Leadership
Students can also take up to a maximum of three credits of the credit-bearing courses offered by the Center for Leadership as electives for the minor. In order to be counted towards the minor, these courses must be taken for academic credit. Other relevant courses may be counted toward the minor, upon approval of program coordinator.