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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Leadership Studies Minor – Honors

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The Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, through its Leadership Studies Minor – Honors, offers a 13-hour curriculum of applied leadership education within the collegiate setting. This minor is open to students of every major. This cohort approach to leadership education (i.e., knowledge, disposition, and skill development) combines seminar, experiential learning, and lecture formats with mentoring and portfolio-based self-assessment, skill development and application in a capstone project – either self-directed or faculty guided experiential learning course.


Admission to the Leadership Studies Minor – Honors is limited to a select cohort of students per year. Student applications to the minor are accepted annually. The application packet includes a completed application (e.g., contact information, references, a list of activities and involvements), an essay, and permission to access student records. An admissions committee comprised of honors program staff, ELPS faculty, and student affairs staff teaching in the program conduct a holistic review of the applications with the goal of creating a diverse cohort of students with leadership potential and varied experiences. Minimally, students must be and remain in good standing with the university. Students are admitted into the minor based on the following criteria:

  • Academic potential as demonstrated by the GPA or leadership coursework;
  • Demonstrated passion for engaging in leadership, social change, and/or service;
  • Positional and/or non-positional leadership while in high school;
  • Evidence of commitment to developing leadership potential;
  • Unique contributions to the leadership learning cohort; and
  • Honors requirements met.

Minor Requirements:

The minor requires 13 hours of coursework and the following co-curricular requirements. Portfolio requirements and co-curricular requirements must be met prior to graduation.

Co-curricular Requirements:

  • 60 hours of Leadership Co-curricular Experiences**
  • Leadership Development Portfolio

*A list of approved courses is on the Leadership Minors website. Students may petition the department for a course not included to count as an approved course.

**Approved leadership co-curricular experiences are provided. Additional activities may be considered by the program.

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