The program is designed to give students the opportunity to develop a personalized program of study to meet their professional, academic, and personal aspirations. Through a multidisciplinary curriculum, the program attempts to provide a unique, rigorous, and flexible learning pathway for that segment of student population with specific educational and career interests that would not otherwise be met by a traditional degree track or major.
The fundamental purpose of the program is to enable students at Arkansas State University to assume the responsibility for developing a personalized program of study to meet particular career goals and/or individual needs.
The program is designed to permit that segment of the student population for which the traditional degree tracks in higher education hold little or no attraction to utilize existing resources of the university in developing a personalized program of study. Through curriculum flexibility, the program attempts to provide the most challenging education possible, both to the academically gifted and to the creative student.
The Minor in Leadership Studies is designed for undergraduate students of all majors at the University. This minor is intended to enhance the major with studies and practice in leadership education and development. The goal is to educate and prepare students to lead lives of leadership and service. The curriculum focuses on expanding students’ knowledge, skills, and understanding of specific leadership theories, concepts, models, and current leadership issues and challenges in in the 21st century. Students are given opportunities to develop their own philosophies and leadership styles through various mediums both in and outside the classroom. Emphasis is placed on self-awareness, effective communication, research, collaboration, diversity, integration, and practical leadership applications through experiential learning.
Minor Requirements: A minimum of 18 credit hours with a minimum GPA of 2.75.
Please consult with your advisor and Integrative Studies if you plan on pursuing a minor in Leadership Studies.
Leadership StudiesUndergraduate Certificate (Certificate)
The Program will prepare students to develop community and global perspectives in managing positive workforce and social change and to make ethical decisions that impact organizations and communities as part or whole. Based on the Social Change Model of Leadership Development.
Minor Requirements: A minimum of 12 credit hours with a minimum GPA of 2.75.