Minor in Leadership Studies

Change is certain. Leadership makes it intentional.

Leadership isn't just a lofty word. It's about critical thinking, ethical reasoning and effective participation. Learn how to organize and advocate for the change you want to see in this world through a minor in Leadership Studies.

Drawing on an interdisciplinary course of study, you'll learn how to work through challenges and continually improve your processes and relationships. From politics to philosophy, you'll gain an understanding of leadership to influence the course of history.

What You Will Learn

In addition to your major courses and general education requirements, the Leadership Studies minor includes 18 credit hours of coursework.

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Beyond the Classroom

You'll have plenty of opportunities to practice your new skills at Frostburg.

  • Explore programs designed to build citizen leaders through democratic engagement, service learning and volunteer opportunities with the Office of Civic Engagement, the ECHOSTARS (or AmeriCorps) program, Alternative Spring Break initiatives and leadership experiences with local service agencies.

  • Engage with nationally recognized leadership educators, scholars and practitioners with the Leaders-in-Residence program. This program brings notable leaders fro across the country to the FSU campus providing opportunities to work with and learn from them.

Ready to learn more? Get the details about the Leadership Studies minor!

Career Outlook for Trained Leaders

Proven leaders are in high demand and can apply their skills to just about any field, even while freelancing or self-employed. Possessing good leadership abilities can open doors to higher positions, and having a record of leadership experience to back up your education will help you earn your advancement. Check out the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook for information on specific fields.


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