Leadership Studies


Perhaps you have a calling for social activism. Or maybe you're more interested in your community's chamber of commerce activities. A Leadership Studies Minor (LEAD) is all about learning how to collaborate and organize with diverse partners to accomplish a mutual goal.

In this course of study, you will learn about problem-solving, strategic planning and advocacy.

Career Opportunities

LEAD minors often find jobs in the non-profit and government sectors. Careers that benefit from leadership studies include:

  • Non-profit Executive
  • Social Service Administrator
  • Community Development Specialist
  • Human Resource Professional
  • Project Manager
  • Strategic Planner
  • Organizational Development Specialist
  • Political Advisor
  • Politician
  • Entrepreneur
  • Healthcare Administrator
  • Government Official

Learn to Lead, Change and Sustain

Learn to Lead -- be challenged as you explore leadership from many perspectives, shadow campus and community leaders, build practical skills, and put theory into practice in case studies as well as individual and group leadership projects.

Determine When and How to Change and Sustain -- work toward bettering yourself, your student or workplace organization, and your community while building competence as an ethical citizen who takes measured, deliberate, timely action within a global society.

Learn Lead Change Poster

Established in 2001 by a group of faculty, staff, and administrators committed to the leadership development of students, the Leadership Studies minor emphasizes academic excellence as well as knowledge and skills to face the challenges of citizen leaders of the twenty-first century.

Because it is an interdisciplinary minor, it introduces students to the scholarship and challenges of leadership as studied and practiced in various fields, so it is a complement to majors such as History, Liberal Studies, Management, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Recreation, Social Work, Strategic Communication, and Sociology.


Leadership Studies

101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD 21532

Elesha Ruminski, Coordinator
Phone: 301-687-4480
Fax: 301-687-3153