Academic Catalog 2023-2024

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

Homeland/Corporate Security and Leadership Department 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.
Leadership Core Requirements
LEAD 251Leadership Theory3
LEAD 350Multicultural Leadership3
LEAD 352Self Leadership3
Leadership Electives
Select three of the following:9
Introduction to Cognitive Studies
Introduction to Consciousness
Leadership Theory
Online Practical Research
Left and Right Brain: From Neuron to Culture
Leadership Practicum
Teambuilding for Leaders
Strategic Planning and Decision Making for Leaders
Leadership Development Course
Law & Ethics in the Workplace
Risk Assessment and Fraud Prevention
Small Group Communication
Intercultural Communication
Interpersonal Communication
Organizational Communication
Collaborative Information Technology and Society
Challenges of Computer Technology
Criminal Justice and the Multicultural Community
Introduction to Homeland Security
Risk Analysis and Strategic Planning
Cultural Area Studies
Statistics for the Social Sciences
Research Methods in Interdisciplinary Studies
Minority Groups
Society, Culture and Self
Gender Roles and Society
Sociology of Organizations
Organizational Leadership
Organizational Behavior
Project Management
Principles of Leadership
The American Military Experience
Civic Engagement and Community Decision-Making
Financial Best Practices for Decision Makers
Group Facilitation and Leadership
Medical/Health Care Ethics
Business Ethics
Ethics, Technology, and the Future
Introduction to Safety
Management and Integration of Safety
Safety Training and Development
Global Sport Management
Total Hours18

Some courses may require pre-requisites. Please see course descriptions to determine if there are any pre-requisites for that specific course.

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 Summer 2022
Revised 06.02.2022
UCC 04.19.2022