Leadership Development

Leadership Studies Minor

The Leadership Studies Minor is interdisciplinary in nature and is a significant benefit to students in all areas of study. Courses are designed to give students a practical and theoretical grasp of leadership on the basic assumption that leadership can be learned and, therefore, taught. The program has a unique approach to leadership education that combines practical theories and opportunities for students to study the characteristics of authority, leadership, social and role dynamics, political processes and the values that orient their careers.

The minor is offered through Undergraduate Studies (UGS) & the Center for Leadership & Civic Engagement (CLCE).

Vision

The University of South Florida's Leadership Studies Program will seek to develop students into knowledgeable, capable, and ethical leaders who are inspired and prepared to effectively engage the complex challenges of leadership and affect positive change in their personal lives, organizations, communities, the nation and the world.

Mission
The University of South Florida's Leadership Studies Program provides intentional and rigorous academic courses that educate students in a cross-disciplinary understanding of leadership. This is achieved through a diverse, relevant, and comprehensive curriculum emphasizing active-collaborative learning, self-reflection and critical thinking.

Program Description
The Leadership Studies Program is interdisciplinary in nature and is a significant benefit to students in all areas of study. Courses are designed to give students a theoretical and practical grasp of leadership relying upon the basic assumption that leadership can be learned and, therefore, taught. The program takes a unique approach to leadership education that combines practical application of leadership theories and opportunities for students to study the characteristics of authority, leadership, social dynamics, political processes and the values that orient human behavior.

Effective Summer 2020, the minor in Leadership Studies consists of a minimum of 12 credit hours with a minimum grade of C (not C-) or better in each course.

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For more information, contact:

Undergraduate Studies
UGS-LDSMinor@usf.edu
813-974-4051
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