Program type:


On Campus
Est. time to complete:

1-2 semesters
Credit Hours:

Develop the skills you need to be a leader in any industry.
Strengthen your unique leadership style and show employers your career commitment with the Certificate in Leadership Studies program. Develop the insights, skills, and confidence to successfully lead teams, manage projects and implement organizational strategies.

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Why Earn a Leadership Studies Certificate?

Leaders are found in all career fields, making leadership studies appropriate for students in every academic discipline. Students in programs ranging from environmental science and criminal justice to psychology, sport management, and political science find that leadership can be a solution to issues within their academic field. The program takes an interdisciplinary approach, drawing electives from across the curriculum.

Become more effective professionally and ready to advance with this leadership certificate. Explore leadership philosophies, strategies, and techniques to learn more about yourself and how to guide and motivate others.

Gain the knowledge and industry-relevant skills employers seek:

  • Public relations
  • Sales
  • Project management
  • Microsoft Office
  • Communication

Leadership Studies Certificate Courses You Could Take

Ethics and Society (3 hrs)
Survey of basic ethical theories and exploration of such issues as abortion, euthanasia, national security and civil liberties, affirmative action, the death penalty, extramarital sex, pornography, animal rights, world hunger, and the environment.
Global Leadership through Service (1-6 hrs)
Introduction to leadership through the social change model of leadership development, which focuses on the importance of collaborative leadership for a broader purpose. Service-learning projects serve as the vehicle for leadership development for students as they develop cultural competency, learn about community needs and to identify and address social problems abroad.
Leadership and Organizational Behavior (3 hrs)
Study of interpersonal relationships and organizational behavior as they apply to the field of emergency and disaster management. Topics include leadership, management, conflict resolution, influence and motivation.
Leadership for a Global Society (3 hrs)
Integrates guest speakers, foundational leadership theories and skills along with understanding of leadership in both theory and practice. Prepares students to become effective leaders on campus, in the community and in their professional careers.

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