Minor in Leadership Studies
The 18-hour interdisciplinary program is designed for undergraduate students wanting to gain leadership skills that can be applied to their involvement with co-curricular activities while they are pursuing their degree. Students will complete the minor with knowledge and experience so they may be better prepared to become leaders in both their professional careers and communities. This will be accomplished by offering students opportunities to practically apply what they have learned in the classroom into their real world experiences. In this program, students will interact with partners from the university, local, and state level leadership to role model, instruct, and mentor undergraduate students wanting to make a positive impact in their communities.
The curriculum includes courses specifically focused on leadership development, electives that are identified as leadership focused from a variety of disciplines, and will require completion of an internship (capstone seminar) that will have students put what they have learned in their leadership coursework into practical action.
Students pursuing the leadership minor will need to be actively pursuing a bachelor's degree and will need to earn a "C" or higher in each of the core leadership courses and in the 6 hours of approved leadership electives. In addition they will need to have 6 hours of residency at Arkansas Tech University.
Complete 18 hours from the courses below:
- LEAD 1003 Introduction to Leadership
- LEAD 2003 Ethical Decision Making with Leadership
- LEAD 3003 Leadership Skills Development/Group Dynamics
- LEAD 4003 Leadership Internship (Capstone Seminar)
- Six (6) hours of electives, with at least three (3) hours at the 3000-4000 level that
are focused on leadership outside of the student's declared academic major offerings,
from the following:
- AGLE 3003 Personal Leadership Theory and Development
- AGLE 3013 Team Leadership and Organizational Change
- COMM 4063 Organizational Communication
- EAM 3013 Public Policy and Politics in Emergency Management
- EAM 3053 Introduction to Ethical and Legal Issues in Emergency Management
- EAM 4043 Disaster and Emergency Management Ethics
- EAM 4063 Leadership
- JOUR 3173 Public Relations Principles
- LEAD 4103 Special Problems in Leadership
- MGMT 4213 Strategy and Leadership
- PHIL 3023 Ethics
- PSY/SOC 4043 Social Psychology