Beginning fall 2011, a Minor in Leadership Studies is available to all undergraduate students in good standing at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The Minor provides an undergraduate student in any field of study with formal instruction in the study of the theory of leadership and its practice. This minor is administered academically by the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences.
This is a 17-18 credit hour minor (6 courses total). Three required foundational courses provide instruction in leadership theory, interpersonal dimensions of leadership (including communication, leading in groups, teams and organizations) and scientific research that tests theories of leadership.
The capstone course, AGED 480 Collaborative Leadership, focus will be on the synthesis of foundational course material with the diverse elective course experiences of the students in the course. A model of building effective collaborations will serve as the conceptual framework by which students will apply their knowledge of personal, organizational, and community leadership to help solve real world problems.
Three (3) required foundational courses:
One (1) Capstone course:
Two (2) pre-approved electives:
Questions about the Minor in Leadership Studies? See this FAQ