The Leadership Studies Minor is a collaborative effort between the Division of Student Life’s Center for Leadership and Service and The Department Education Leadership and Policy Studies; designed to prepare students to serve confidently, collaboratively, and ethically in formal and informal leadership roles in campus, local, national and global contexts.
Students will take 12 hours of applied leadership education, and also perform a minimum of 60 applied experience hours. This is designed so that students will expand their knowledge and skills in critical areas such as, group dynamics, ethics, conflict management, vision casting, values clarification, social justice, communication, and mentorship—all while learning to be more adaptable to other cultures and viewpoints. Students will then combine these aspects and those gained from their academic major in a capstone course designed to apply their leadership skills in solving a real world issue.
The minor will accept 60 new applicants annually, and undergraduate students from all academic programs are encouraged to apply. Applications open September 7th and close October 7th, and can be found along with more information about the Leadership Studies Minor here.