Leadership Development Minor

Leadership skills good for a lifetime.

A minor in Leadership Development gives you the theories, concepts, models, and hands-on experience to lead. Discover your strength in leading teams and organizations as you manage projects and analyze complex problems.

Career paths: drive the future.

A minor in Leadership Development complements any course of study. Prepare for a lifetime of leadership to drive change within organizations, your community, and public policy. This minor can help you make wise career decisions and advance in any field.

A Leadership Development minor is a great option if you:

  • are eager to learn the skills needed to lead teams
  • believe that effective leadership skills and techniques are critical to advancing in your career
  • are driven to make change happen in your community and beyond


For details on program requirements, suggested academic plan, and more, see the University Bulletin.

Required courses

  • Foundations of Leadership Development
  • Leadership Development for Small Groups
  • Leadership Internship
  • Leadership Practices: Power, Influence, and Impact

Sample additional courses

  • Agribusiness in the Global Economy
  • Communication and Civility
  • Communication Ethics
  • Critical Thinking
  • Cultural Foundations of Communications
  • Developing Youth Leadership through Organization/Program Structure
  • Environmental Ethics
  • Ethics
  • Intercultural Communication
  • International Relations
  • International Relations Theory
  • Introduction to Agricultural Business Management
  • Introduction to Ethics
  • Introduction to Ethics and Issues in Agriculture
  • Living in an Increasingly Diverse Society
  • Mediation and Communication
  • Philosophy, Nature, and the Environment
  • Power, Conflict, and Community Decision Making
  • Race, Gender, and Employment
  • Racial and Ethnic Inequality in America
  • Racism and Sexism
  • Social Change
  • Social Influence and Small Groups
  • Social Movements
  • Women in Developing Countries
  • World Philosophy and Culture

Get started.

Students may select the Leadership Development minor via the Minor Declaration option on LionPATH. For more information, contact Dr. Mark A. Brennan.


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