Certificate in Leadership

About

The Leadership Certificate is designed to strengthen your leadership skills—no matter your chosen profession. In this program, you’ll take a mixture of leadership courses, psychology courses, sociology courses, and choose from a variety of electives spanning many disciplines. You’ll finish the program with a portfolio to show what you’ve learned and accomplished.

Curriculum & Requirements

Leadership Certificate

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 and students must maintain a cumulative grade point average in the certificate 2.7 with no single course grade <B-.

  • Note: some courses on Lists 1 and 2 have prerequisites that are not included in the Leadership Certificate program. Please review the individual courses for prerequisite information.

Program Prerequisites: students must complete the following courses before admission to the certificate program. One BACR course from Humanities and Arts, and one BACR course from Social Sciences or a DTA (Direct Transfer from a Community College).

Required Courses
Basic leadership–choose from the following3
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
ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP
MILITARY SCIENCE AND TACTICS I
and MILITARY SCIENCE AND TACTICS II
and MILITARY SCIENCE AND TACTICS III (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)
OUTDOOR LEADERSHIP
Portfolio Assessment–required for all students2
LEADERSHIP PORTFOLIO
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 following5
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)
OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
QUALITY MANAGEMENT
COACHING SPORTS TECHNICAL AND TACTICAL SKILLS
INTRODUCTION TO SERVICE, CITIZENSHIP AND COMMUNITY
SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
GROUP DYNAMICS
CAMP ADMINISTRATION AND LEADERSHIP
COMPLEX ORGANIZATIONS
SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
List 2: Leadership Concepts–choose a minimum of three courses from the following13
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
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
POLITICAL COMMUNICATION
MESSAGE DELIVERY
NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION
INTERVIEWING
CONFERENCE MANAGEMENT
INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION
COMMUNICATIVE REASONING
WORKSHOP, SHORT COURSE, CONFERENCE, SEMINAR
MESSAGE DESIGN
NEGOTIATION SKILLS AND STRATEGIES
COMMUNICATION AND PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS
COMMUNICATION LAW AND ETHICS
GLOBAL COMMUNICATION
ARGUMENTATION AND PERSUASION
INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH AND WELLNESS
MIND-BODY HEALTH
MANAGING STRESS
TIME MANAGEMENT
INDIGENOUS EDUCATION
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT
THEORY OF KNOWLEDGE
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
PUBLIC MANAGEMENT
SCIENCE OF STRESS AND COPING
THEORIES OF PERSONALITY
PSYCHOLOGY OF ADJUSTMENT
PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN RELATIONS
LEADERSHIP IN RECREATION AND LEISURE SERVICES
SEX AND GENDER
SOCIOLOGY OF WORK
IDENTITY AND POWER
CONFLICT MANAGEMENT
SERVICE AND LEADERSHIP
ENGAGED INTERNSHIP
GENDER AND COMMUNICATION
LGBT+ STUDIES
WOMEN AND ETHICS
GENDER AND YOUTH CULTURE
GENDER AND MEDIA
QUEER THEORY
EQUITY AND EQUALITY IN THE WORKPLACE
ECONOMICS OF POVERTY AND DISCRIMINATION
ECONOMICS OF WOMEN AND WORK
WOMEN AND PHILOSOPHY
LGBTQ ISSUES FOR THE PROFESSIONAL
WOMEN AND SOCIAL CHANGE
HUMAN RIGHTS AND WOMEN'S RIGHTS
CONTEMPORARY INDIGENOUS WOMEN
Total Credits27-29

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