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Coordinated by the President’s Leadership Program and Student Leadership, Involvement, and Community Engagement

The Leadership Studies interdisciplinary minor prepares students to serve more effectively in formal and informal leadership roles in campus, local, national, and global contexts. The program offers courses to prepare students to advance in diverse and innovative studies of leadership by building on existing theoretical, empirical, and experiential knowledge. The program provides a structure for students to explore pressing social issues and challenge them to become part of the solution as civically-minded leaders within their communities and professions. As a result, both experiences in, and commitments to, civic engagement, and multicultural competence are required. The interdisciplinary minor refines and expands studies done in the President’s Leadership Program to create a shared understanding of leadership which then expands to academic disciplines through upper-division capstone coursework and integration with the student’s discipline.

Effective Fall 2013

Students must satisfactorily complete the total credits required for the minor. Minors and interdisciplinary minors require 12 or more upper-division (300- to 400-level) credits.

Additional coursework may be required due to prerequisites.

The Leadership Studies Interdisciplinary Minor requires admission to the President's Leadership Program.

Lower Division
IU 170A Call to Lead I: Theories and Skills2
IU 171A Call to Lead II: Social Change Model2
IU 270Leadership Styles I: Personal Application2
IU 271Leadership Styles II: Prominent Leaders2
Upper Division
IU 470Effective Leadership I: Success as a Leader3
IU 471Effective Leadership II: Vision and Change3
Select a minimum of 4 credits from the following: 14
Practicum for Interdisciplinary Leadership
Internship for Interdisciplinary Leadership
Research for Interdisciplinary Leadership
AUCC category 4C Requirement 23
Program Total Credits:21

Students may substitute courses from their major department that meets the course objectives (e.g., XXX 486, XXX 487, or XXX 498) with PLP advisor’s approval. Students may take up to two consecutive semesters to complete the credits.


Students must complete a minimum of 3 credits of AUCC category 4C in order to achieve the 21 credit requirement of the interdisciplinary minor. If the major does not have a 4C course that is 3 credits (either as a stand-alone 4C course or as a 4C course in combination with a 4A and/or 4B course), students should take a 4A or 4B course in their major with PLP advisor approval.