Minor in Leadership
The School of Leadership Studies at Kansas State University is a value-centered learning community that provides undergraduates an academic minor designed to complement any major at K-State. The School provides students with academic knowledge and hands-on learning experiences that advance our mission of "Developing knowledgeable, ethical, caring, inclusive leaders for a diverse and changing world." Our unique coursework combines theory and practice with an emphasis on personal leadership development. Students will:
Develop knowledge of self, group dynamics and communication processes, and current and historical perspectives on leadership
Foster ethical decision-making through critical analysis, problem solving, and discussions about integrity and character
Emphasize caring as a key component of effective leadership which requires boldness, fortitude, service, positive change orientation, inspiration and celebration
Cultivate an inclusive world by encouraging open dialogue and sharing of stories and experiences in recognition of all that unites us
Appreciate diversity by educating about a variety of cultures, studying leadership issues of special populations, and facilitating inter-cultural communication
Recognize change as a vital part of the leadership process, and prepare future leaders to deal with change in a constructive way
Students working toward a minor in Leadership Studies choose either the standard option or nonprofit focus. The core coursework is the same for either option, but electives are designated for nonprofit focus students. See Course Requirements for more information about minor requirements.
Why pursue a minor in Leadership Studies?
To develop your capacity to exercise leadership in all areas of your life. Below are the eight Student Learning Outcomes for the School of Leadership Studies:
Identify and understand contemporary theories of leadership.
Practice leadership consistent with one's personal philosophy.
Understand and be able to apply appropriately the skills of problem solving and conflict resolution.
Understand and appreciate frameworks for ethical decision-making.
Demonstrate knowledge of personal beliefs and values and a commitment to continuing personal reflection and reassessment.
Identify and comprehend the impact of culture on one’s leadership style.
Evaluate one's growth as an interculturally competent leader.
Understand that innovation and collaboration are important to leading personal, community, national and world change.
A minor in Leadership Studies complements your academic major by combining theory and practice with an emphasis on personal leadership development.
How do I sign up?
Come to 103 Leadership Studies Building anytime between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Sign-up for an advising appointment. During this appointment you can complete the form to add the minor.
To add the nonprofit leadership focus, ask to schedule your appointment with the nonprofit advisor.
How do I get help with planning my Leadership Studies course of study?
Contact the Leadership Studies Student Service Team.
How do I make sure I graduate with my Leadership Studies Minor?
Complete all 18 hours of required coursework and submit the Certification of Minor form to Leadership Studies. See Course Requirements for more important information.
Students minoring in Leadership Studies must receive a grade of C or higher in all courses (core and electives) counted toward the minor. In addition, students must achieve a minimum of a 2.5 GPA in the sum of their courses (core and elective). Both requirements must be met to be eligible to receive the minor. (*Effective for minors declared Fall 2011*)