Academic Catalog 2021-2022

Slippery Rock University

Leadership, Minor

The Leadership Minor is comprised of six courses (18crhs.) from various departments that better prepares students to advance in their professional field as leadership touches all aspects of business and industry. The Leadership Minor serves as an excellent resume builder and will impact EVERYONE’S life after graduation, while gaining an understanding and knowledge for future endeavors. Leadership is an extremely broad and ever-growing demand across businesses, organizations, teams, cultures, and our society.

The goal of the Leadership Minor is to focus on helping students gain an initial understanding of those communication and relationship processes they will face while developing their professional lives. Additionally, students will begin to evaluate themselves and their competencies through reflection and problem-solving issues that will positively impact and enhance one’s professional growth regardless of your academic major as leadership touches all aspects of life.

Why select the Leadership Minor?

  • You seek to create a culture and drive change.
  • You want to develop yourself as a professional and continue to grow.
  • You want to inspire, motivate, and build teams that are effective.
  • You want to LEAD, and you CARE!

To access Minor Requirements, please view the Curriculum Guide tab.

Related Links

Leadership, Minor Program Page

Professional Licensure/Certification Page

Curriculum Guide

GPA Requirement

Minor GPA: 2.0 or higher

Minor Requirements

  • Students must complete at least 6 credit hours in their minor from SRU
  • A minimum of 6 credit hours must be upper division (courses numbered 300 and above)
  • A minor shall be no fewer than 18 credits.
Oral and Written Communication
Select one of the following:3
Leadership Theory
Principles of Leadership
Fundamentals of Tactical Operations
Interpersonal Skills and Civic Responsibility
Select one of the following:3
Multicultural Leadership
Self Leadership
Teambuilding for Leaders
Basic Military Skills
Analytical, Quantitative and Critical Thinking Skills
Select one of the following:3
Leadership Practicum
Statistics for the Social Sciences
Research Methods in Interdisciplinary Studies
Advanced Military Skills
Emphasis Area
Select nine credits from the categories below, one course in three area:9
Self Leadership
Select three credits of the following:
Interpersonal Communication
Introduction to Consciousness
Self Leadership
Risk Assessment and Fraud Prevention
Society, Culture and Self
Financial Best Practices for Decision Makers
Basic Military Skills
Intermediate Military Skills
Group Leadership
Select three credits of the following:
Small Group Communication
Left and Right Brain: From Neuron to Culture
Multicultural Leadership
Teambuilding for Leaders
Cultural Area Studies
Minority Groups
Gender Roles and Society
Organizational Behavior
Fundamentals of Tactical Operations
Advanced Military Skills
Group Facilitation and Leadership
Organizational Leadership
Select three credits of the following:
Intercultural Communication
Organizational Communication
Introduction to Cognitive Studies
Strategic Planning and Decision Making for Leaders
Law & Ethics in the Workplace
Sociology of Organizations
Organizational Leadership
Leadership Dimensions and Concepts
Officership and the Profession of Arms
Civic Engagement and Community Decision-Making
Leadership Experience
Select three credits of the following:
Leadership Practicum
Leadership Development Course
ROTC Basic Leadership Practicum
ROTC Advanced Leadership Practicum
Total Hours18

Experiential Learning Activities

Must complete 40 hours of experiential learning activities which are fulfilled by section D above or an approved substitution by the Academic Adviser. Please consult with your Adviser for details of the options available.

Select courses designated as a Service Learning Component on the Master Class Schedule. Please see adviser or department chairperson for information.
Experiential Learning Activities40
Total Hours40

Important Curriculum Guide Notes

This Curriculum Guide is provided to help SRU students and prospective students better understand their intended major curriculum. Enrolled SRU students should note that the My Rock Audit may place already-earned and/or in progress courses in different, yet valid, curriculum categories. Enrolled SRU students should use the My Rock Audit Report and materials and information provided by their faculty advisers to ensure accurate progress towards degree completion. The information on this guide is current as of the date listed. Students are responsible for curriculum requirements at the time of enrollment at the University.

PASSHE - Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Institutions

Minor in Leadership (98C)
This program is effective as of Fall 2018
Revised 07.29.21
UCC 04.13.21