Leadership Development Minor

This minor is designed for students in any major who want to supplement their program with studies in leadership development.

The goal of the minor is to expand a student's knowledge, skills, and understanding of specific leadership theories, concepts, models, and current leadership issues in applied settings. It is intended for students interested in a cross-disciplinary approach to gathering, interpreting, and applying knowledge about leaders and leadership practices. This minor teaches students the skills necessary to excel as leaders in their professions and help others accomplish their goals.


Students must complete 18 or more credits related to the study of leadership, three of which must be an internship experience.

A course grade of C or better must be earned in each graded course. This minor is open to all students wanting to supplement their academic major.

Prescribed Courses (12 credits)

  • AEE 360 (3) Leadership Development for Small Groups
  • AEE 460 (3) Foundations of Leadership Development
  • AEE 465 (3)  Leadership Practices Power, Influence and Impact
  • AEE 495D (3) Leadership Internship


Additional Courses

Students must select six additional credits from any of the three support areas: Leadership Styles, Ethical and Moral Dimensions of Leadership, or Global Leadership.

Leadership Styles

  • AEE 311 (3) Developing Youth Leadership through Organization/Program Structure
  • AG BM 200 (3)  Introduction to Agricultural Business Management
  • CAS 206 (3) Mediation and Communication
  • CAS 271 (3) Intercultural Communication
  • PHIL 010 (3) Critical Thinking
  • R SOC/CED 417 (3)  Power, Conflict and Community Decision Making
  • SOC 404 (3)  Social Influence & Small Groups
  • WMNST/LER 136 (3)  Race, Gender and Employment

Ethical and Moral Dimensions of Leadership

Global Leadership

Procedures for Enrollment

Students may select the Leadership Development minor via the Minor Declaration option on LionPATH


For more information, contact Dr. Mark Brennan at .

Contact Information

Mark A. Brennan, Ph.D.
  • Professor and UNESCO Chair in Community, Leadership, and Youth Development
Phone: 814-863-0387