Great leaders inspire others with their concern for the common good. It's an ideal central to our leadership studies course.

Leadership Studies Minor Requirements

Leadership Studies Minor

(seven courses)

  • LEAD 200 (Introduction to Leadership Studies)
  • LEAD 400 (Leadership Studies Capstone)

Five additional courses, one from each of the following five areas:


Courses in this area center on the formal study of ethics. They focus on theories of the human good and norms of conduct. Courses available: PHIL 245, PHIL 315 and RELS 333.

Interpersonal/Small Group

These courses examine the relationship between a leader and a small group. More specifically, course content emphasizes the direct influence the leader has on the individual members of the group and the dynamics between the group and the leader in terms of interpersonal relationships that are likely to arise within groups. Courses available: BUAD 336, COME 122, COME 222, COME 324 and PSYC 325.


Courses in this area explore the interactive relationship between leaders and followers within the context of societal entities or large organizations (e.g., national leaders and their constituencies, CEOs and the members of the corporate organization). Courses available: BUAD 230, BUAD 337, COME 426 and LEAD 336 / POLI 336.

Leadership in Context

Courses in this area place the study of leadership within a particular context such as a discipline, political system, culture, historical period, gender or ethnic group, or will make comparisons across two or more contexts. Courses available: LEAD 350, LEAD 360, LEAD 361, LEAD 363, LEAD 389, ENGL 329, MILS 201 and MILS 202.

Leadership Skills

Courses in this area provide some of the basic skills that are necessary for leaders to be successful in their realm of leadership. These skills focus on written and spoken communication as well as statistical skills. Courses available: COME 322, ENGL 290, ENGL 306, SSCI 224 and BUAD 284.