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2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Leadership Studies Minor

The Minor in Leadership Studies is an interdisciplinary and experiential program open to baccalaureate students in all majors and degree programs. The foundation of the proposed Minor in Leadership Studies is four leadership core courses, coupled with four elective courses organized into themes: Individual Leadership, Group/Organizational Leadership, Global Leadership, and Field Experience, for a total of 17 credit hours.

The Minor in Leadership Studies seeks to promote college student leadership development by educating undergraduate students for and about leadership in a complex world. The goal of the minor is to prepare students to serve effectively in formal and informal leadership roles in campus, local, national, and global contexts. Faculty, staff, and students in the minor are dedicated to advancing the field of leadership studies by building upon and critically evaluating existing theoretical, research-based, and practical knowledge.

Core courses in the minor are sequenced to meet increasingly complex sets of learning outcomes across cognitive, personal development, group/organizational domains, and global dimensions. Students in the minor are exposed to diverse theories and perspectives on leadership and are encouraged to apply analytical skills to develop their own working philosophy of leadership that will serve them in organizational and career contexts. Civic engagement and multicultural competence are viewed as necessary requirements for leadership.

Eligibility and Application Process

In order to apply for the Minor in Leadership Studies, students must have:

  1. Completed at least 30 credit hours prior to application to the program.
  2. Be in good academic standing.
  3. Completed HON 3330 with a C or better.
  4. Met application deadlines:  Applications will be accepted beginning on October 1 and March 1 for admission in the subsequent semester. The first 30 qualified applicants will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis each semester.
  5. Been admitted into the Minor prior to the completion of the final 9 credits of Minor coursework.

Required Courses (4 hours)

Approved Courses (12 hours)

Courses listed below are approved courses for the Leadership Studies Minor.  Academic petitions for approval of coursework that can be applied to the Minor, not listed below, will be made to the director of the Leadership Studies Minor and the dean of the Honors College.

Leadership as an Individual

Leadership within Group/Organizations

Leadership with a Global Context

Field Experience Requirement (3 hours)

  • Internship, Service Learning, Travel Trip, or Thesis


Please submit academic petitions for approval of coursework to the Honors college:

212 M.D. Anderson Library, 212B

Contact: Brenda Rhoden, Leadership Studies, Director

bjrhoden@uh.edu or 713-743-9025