The purpose of the Leadership Certificate is to educate and empower students to become proactive leaders in our society regardless of chosen profession. The Certificate provides an interdisciplinary course of study with a focus on the theoretical and experiential understanding of leadership. Students will benefit from a broad spectrum of classes that entail a leadership component. Collectively, these courses will provide a rich compilation of perspectives on leadership. Students will also benefit from the thorough examination and critique of their evolving leadership style.
Acceptance to the certificate program requires that students have at least a ≥2.5 cumulative grade point average. Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average in the certificate ≥2.7 with no single course grade <2.5.
Note: some courses on Lists 1 and 2 have prerequisites that are not included in the Leadership Certificate program. Please review the Graduate and Undergraduate Catalog for prerequisite information.
|Prerequisites: students must complete the following courses before admission to the certificate program.|
One GECR course from Humanities and Fine Arts, and one GECR course from Social Sciences or a DTA (Direct Transfer from a Community College)
|Basic leadership–choose from the following||3|
Any course (3 credits minimum) that focuses on leadership skills (e.g., residential life leadership classes or student government leadership workshops). The certificate adviser will determine whether the course in question qualifies as a leadership basics course.
|INTRODUCTION TO LEADERSHIP|
|BASIC MILITARY SKILLS I|
and BASIC MILITARY SKILLS II
and BASIC MILITARY SKILLS III (must take all 3 courses in the sequence)
|WORKSHOP, SHORT COURSE, CONFERENCE, SEMINAR|
|Theory and Philosophy–choose from the following||4-6|
|TOPICS INLEADERSHIP AND STRATGIC COMMUNICATION|
|INTERDISCIPLINARY SR CAPSTONE|
|MILITARY SCIENCE AND TACTICS I|
and MILITARY SCIENCE AND TACTICS II
and MILITARY SCIENCE AND TACTICS I (must take all 3 courses in the sequence)
|MILITARY SCIENCE AND OFFICERSHIP I|
and MILITARY SCIENCE AND OFFICERSHIP II
and MILITARY SCIENCE AND OFFICERSHIP III (must take all 3 courses in the sequence)
|Portfolio Assessment–required for all students||2|
|Restrictions on choosing courses from across Lists 1 and 2|
Two courses must be at the 400 level.
The course chosen from List 1 cannot also satisfy a List 2 course option.
Communication Studies majors may not take a CMST course from List 2 and have it apply to the Leadership Certificate.
|List 1: Group and Organization–choose one or two courses from the following||5|
|SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION|
|COMMUNICATION IN ORGANIZATIONS|
|ORGANIZATION THEORY AND BEHAVIOR|
|BASIC MILITARY TEAM BUILDING I|
and BASIC MILITARY TEAMBUILDING II
and BASIC MILITARY TEAM III (must take all 3 courses in the sequence)
|COACHING SPORTS TECHNICAL AND TACTICAL SKILLS|
|INTRODUCTION TO SERVICE, CITIZENSHIP AND COMMUNITY|
|CAMP ADMINISTRATION AND LEADERSHIP|
|List 2: Leadership Concepts–choose a minimum of three courses from the following||13|
400-level Topics courses requires prior approval of the certificate adviser. Additionally, any course from list one may be used to satisfy course credit requirements for list two as well, though a single course can not be used for both list requirements.
Any 300-400 level course from the International Studies Requirements list or the Cultural and Gender Diversity in the U.S. requirements list may be used to satisfy credit requirements for list 2. Also, any 300- or 400-level class (excluding Special Topics courses) from: Africana Education (AAST), American Indian Studies (IDST), Anthropology (ANTH), or Chicano Education (CHST).
|COMMUNITY PREVENTION METHODS|
|WORKSHOP, SHORT COURSE, CONFERENCE, SEMINAR|
|NEGOTIATION SKILLS AND STRATEGIES|
|COMMUNICATION AND PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS|
|COMMUNICATION LAW AND ETHICS|
|ARGUMENTATION AND PERSUASION|
|PRACTICUM IN COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT|
|INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH AND WELLNESS|
|INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT|
|MULTINATIONAL PEOPLE MANAGEMENT|
|THEORY OF KNOWLEDGE|
|THEORIES OF PERSONALITY|
|PSYCHOLOGY OF ADJUSTMENT|
|PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN RELATIONS|
|STRESS AND COPING|
|LEADERSHIP IN RECREATION AND LEISURE SERVICES|
|SEX AND GENDER|
|SOCIOLOGY OF WORK|
|IDENTITY AND POWER|
|SERVICE AND LEADERSHIP|
|GENDER AND COMMUNICATION|
|WOMEN AND ETHICS|
|GENDER AND YOUTH CULTURE|
|GENDER AND MEDIA|
|EQUITY AND EQUALITY IN THE WORKPLACE|
|ECONOMICS OF POVERTY AND DISCRIMINATION|
|ECONOMICS OF WOMEN AND WORK|
|DISCOVERING WOMEN IN SCIENCE|
|WOMEN AND PHILOSOPHY|
|LGBTQ ISSUES FOR THE PROFESSIONAL|
|WOMEN AND SOCIAL CHANGE|
|HUMAN RIGHTS AND WOMEN'S RIGHTS|
|CONTEMPORARY INDIGENOUS WOMEN|
Student Learning Outcomes—students will
- demonstrate ethical, responsible, and effective leadership within a culminating portfolio;
- integrate and apply leadership theory and strategies;
- possess leadership skills to effectively communicate with a variety of publics within multiple contexts;
- possess skills to identify varying leadership approaches, including ability to identify their own leadership philosophy and approach.