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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 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 experiential 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 select students. Student applications to the minor are accepted throughout the year. The application packet includes a completed application (e.g., contact information, references, a list of leadership activities and involvements), and permission to access student records. An admissions committee comprised of ELPS faculty and instructors 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. 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.

Minimally, students must be and remain in good standing with the university and Leadership Studies. The Leadership Studies minor must be declared and ELPS 351  or ELPS 352  passed with a B or better before beginning a self-directed leadership capstone project. Students must pass the ELPS 499  Proficiency course requirements to graduate.

Minor Requirements:

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

Complete Eight Credit Hours:

  • ELPS 207  - Foundations and Theories of Leadership Studies (3)
  • ELPS 217  - Honors: Ethics in Leadership (3)
  • ELPS 350  - Coached Leadership Practicum (2)

Select One Sequence of Five Credit Hours:


Co-curricular Requirements:

  • Leadership Development Portfolio

Approved courses include: ANSC 481 *, AE 450 , BCPP 317 , BME 460 *, CMST 312 , ELPS 411 , HONR 498 , MICR 401 . Student may petition the department for a course not listed to count as an approved course.


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