The Minor in Leadership is designed for those students who desire to enhance their leadership competencies and expand their knowledge and understanding of leadership with the goal of becoming influential citizens. This interdisciplinary minor allows students to customize their plan of study to address their needs, experiences and interests. The rigorous exit requirements of the minor in leadership are integral components of the leadership development process.
Students may apply for entrance to the leadership minor by contacting the leadership advisor in the Department of Psychology. Acceptance to the leadership minor is based on demonstrated commitment to leadership development and an interview with the leadership advisor.
Students accepted to the leadership minor are required to complete three (3) three-hour elective courses that will enhance their leadership competencies and/or contribute to their understanding of leadership. The leadership advisor must approve all elective courses included in the student’s program of study. No more than one (3-hour) course previously taken by the student may be used toward the minor, assuming that course is not counted toward completion of the major or to satisfy a core curriculum requirement.
Each student must successfully complete PSYC 4000, Advanced Studies in Leadership, and PSYC 1002, Adaptive Leadership. The leadership advisor may grant exceptions.
Students are expected to engage in extracurricular activities and external programs that provide them with opportunities to exercise leadership. This component of the program is designed to broaden students’ understanding of leadership and engage them as citizens. Service learning participation is highly recommended for all leadership minors.