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Minor in Leadership Studies

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Requirements for the Minor

Leadership studies is an 18-credit-hour interdisciplinary minor offered through the Communication Studies department. The minor requires completion of COMS 201 and the additional 18-credit hours as identified below. Due to limited capacity, students with strong academic and co-curricular records receive preferential permission to enroll in the subsequent COMS courses in the minor. Students may apply for admission to the minor while taking COMS 201 or upon completion of the course. 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 9 hours

Complete each of the following:

  • 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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