Leadership Certificate

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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.

Grade Requirements

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.
COLLEGE COMPOSITION: EXPOSITION AND ARGUMENTATION (or equivalent)
One GECR course from Humanities and Fine Arts:
MORAL ISSUES IN AMERICA (recommended)
One GECR course from Social Sciences:
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY (recommended)
Required Courses
Basic leadership–select from the following2-3
INTRODUCTION TO LEADERSHIP
Any course (2 credits minimum) that focuses on leadership skills (e.g., residential life leadersip classes or student government leadership workshops). The certificate advsior will determine whether the course in question qualifies as a leadership basics course.
BASIC MILITARY TEAM III
Theory and Philosophy - select from the following4-5
TOPICS INLEADERSHIP AND STRATGIC COMMUNICATION
INTERDISCIPLINARY SR CAPSTONE (Journeys in Leadership)
INTERDISCIPLINARY SR CAPSTONE (Creating Change)
Portfolio Assessment–required for all students2
LEADERSHIP PORTFOLIO
Restrictions on Selecting Courses From Across Lists 1 and 2
Two courses must be at the 400 level. No more than 5 credits can be taken from the student's major area. The course selected from List 1 cannot also satisfy a List 2 course option.
List 1: Group and Organization–select from the following5
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
COMMUNICATION IN ORGANIZATIONS
SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
List 2: Leadership Concepts–select from the following9-10
400-level Topics courses requires prior approval of the certificate advisor.
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION
GENDER AND COMMUNICATION
GENDER AND COMMUNICATION
INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION
WORKSHOP, SHORT COURSE, CONFERENCE, SEMINAR
MESSAGE DESIGN
COMMUNICATION AND PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS
COMMUNICATION IN ORGANIZATIONS
COMMUNICATION LAW AND ETHICS
GLOBAL COMMUNICATION
ARGUMENTATION AND PERSUASION
INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH AND WELLNESS
MIND/BODY/SPIRIT HEALTH
MULTINATIONAL PEOPLE MANAGEMENT
MULTINATIONAL PEOPLE MANAGEMENT
ORGANIZATION THEORY AND BEHAVIOR
MILITARY SCIENCE AND OFFICERSHIP I
THEORY OF KNOWLEDGE
PSYCHOLOGY OF ADJUSTMENT
PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN RELATIONS
STRESS AND COPING
SOCIOLOGY OF WORK
IDENTITY AND POWER
Total Credits22-25