Academic Opportunities in Leadership Studies
The Leadership & Community Service-Learning office partners with the Department of Counseling, Higher Education, & Special Education in the College of Education to offer academic courses on leadership theory and practice from a variety of disciplinary and cultural lenses. Students are welcome to just take a single course, or to apply to the Leadership Studies Program, which offers both a minor and certificate. Any undergraduate student regardless of major or home college is welcome to take a course and/or apply to the program.
Students in the Leadership Studies Program explore leadership theory and practice from a variety of social, historic, and disciplinary lenses and are challenged to think about leadership critically and broadly, beyond dominant narratives of position and authority. Students are also encouraged to identify a working philosophy of leadership that can advance their thinking around ethics, civic engagement, and the importance of working within diverse and multicultural environments.