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Minor in Leadership Studies

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Requirements for the Minor

Leadership studies is a 19-credit-hour interdisciplinary minor offered through the communication studies department. Students must apply for admission to the minor while taking COMS 201 Introduction to Leadership. Admission is a prerequisite for the subsequent COMS courses in the minor. Course work involves studying theory and research in leadership and applying it to students’ leadership experiences. Communication studies majors may earn a minor in leadership studies, but the COMS courses required for the minor cannot be used to fulfill communication studies major requirements.

Core Requirements 10 hours

Complete each of the following:

  • COMS 201 Introduction to Leadership (1)
  • COMS 431 Communication and Leadership (3)
  • COMS 531 Seminar in Leadership Strategies and Applications (3)
  • COMS 532 Leadership Studies Practicum (3)
Leadership Electives 9 hours
  • *Ethics course (3)
  • *Community development course (3)
  • *Leadership, diversity, and culture course (3)

*See the list of possible electives for the leadership elective categories or contact the coordinator, Mary C. Banwart, 104B Bailey Hall, 785-864-5681, for a current list of approved courses that satisfy these requirements.

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