Minor in Leadership

The Leadership Minor is an interdisciplinary minor that allows students to develop their personal leadership skills and apply those skills to their field of study. The courses offered through the Leadership Minor allow students to tailor their coursework to complement any major and help prepare students for their future career.

Students pursuing the Leadership Minor will select from a menu of courses that include a variety of subjects and topics related to leadership development. 

Requirements for the Leadership Minor are 15 credit hours (selected from 5 competency areas) and 9 hours must be at the 3000 level or higher.

The Leadership Minor competency areas include:

  • LEAD 2000: Foundations of Leadership
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making
  • Civic and Social Responsibility
  • LEAD 4000: Leadership in Practice


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Curriculum Guide for Minor in Leadership

Leadership Minor Minor in Leadership

Auburn University offers an interdisciplinary Leadership Minor (LEAD). In order to pursue a minor in leadership, students should file a minor declaration, in consultation with the LEAD advisor/coordinator, as early as possible. The declaration is ideally completed within the first semester of taking courses toward the minor. The completion and filing of the declaration is a prerequisite to enrolling the senior capstone class (LEAD 4000) in the LEAD minor. Courses required in the student’s major may not be counted toward the minor even if they are on the list of accepted courses. Courses counted toward Core Curriculum requirements may not be counted toward the minor. At least 3 hours must be taken from each of five competency areas, with 9 of the 15 hours at the 3000 level or above. The competency areas are: I. Leadership Knowledge and Theory, II. Communication, III. Problem Solving and Decision Making, IV. Vision of Civic and Social Responsibility, and V. Service Learning.

15 semester Hours in minor (minimum 9 hours at 3000-level or above)

Leadership Knowledge and Theory
Foundations of Leadership
Service Learning
Leadership in Practice
Select 3 hours:3
Organizational Behavior
Introduction to Conflict Resolution
Theory and Practice of Mediation
Social Psychology
Advanced Agricultural Leadership Development
Public Speaking
Communication in Organizations
Small Group Communication
Intercultural Communication
Advanced Public Speaking
Problem Solving and Decision Making
Select 3 hours:3
Applied Ethics
Introduction to Conflict Resolution
Theory and Practice of Mediation
Principles of Management
Management Foundations
Communication and Conflict
Philosophy of Law
Issues in Public Law and Conflict Resolution
Civic and Social Responsibility
Select 3 hours:3
Sociology: Global Perspective
Social Psychology: Sociological Perspectives
Minority Groups
Introduction to International Relations
Introduction to World Affairs
The American Presidency
American Local Government
Women in Politics
African American Politics
Social Issues
Minority Groups
Community Organization
HDFS and Social Policy
Issues in Animal Agriculture
and Special Topics in Animal Sciences
Hunger: Causes, Consequences, and Responses
Introduction to Women's Studies
Sociology of Natural Resources and the Environment
Total Hours9

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Last Updated: March 06, 2019