Leadership Minor

Missouri Western State University offers an interdisciplinary minor in Leadership Studies. This minor is a multidisciplinary field of study that concentrates on leadership in the context of human environment (organizational, personal, educational, family, etc.). The minor provides a foundation for understanding the qualities and characteristics of good leaders in different settings.

Students interested in minoring in Leadership Studies should discuss this with their major academic advisor to decide on the best fit area of concentration. Minor declaration forms shall be kept on file by the Director of Leadership Studies. 

Minor Requirements
Core Leadership Courses:
LDR 140Introduction to Leadership3
LDR 420Leadership Practicum3
PHL 230Ethics3
LAT 335Introduction to Mediation3
or LAT 430 Conflict Management
Students must complete at least 9 credit hours from one of the following areas of concentration:9
Communication Leadership
Presentational Communication
Introduction to Public Relations
Small Group Communication
Organizational Communication
Crisis Public Relations & Risk Communication
Business/Management Leadership
Entrepreneurship I
Business Communications
Organizational Behavior
Organizational Theory, Design and Change Management
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Community Leadership
Introduction to Public Relations
Crisis Public Relations & Risk Communication
Community Health
Human Behavior and the Social Environment I
Public Administration
Social Problems
Student Leadership
Interpersonal Communication
Public Administration
Selected Topics in Leadership Studies
Student Leadership Independent Project
Social Psychology
Diversity Leadership
Intercultural Communication
Cross-Cultural Psychology
Psychology of Gender
Social Problems
Racial and Ethnic Relations
Military Leadership
Leadership Practicum
Introduction to the Army and Critical Thinking
Leadership Practicum
Adaptive Leadership and Professional Competence
Leadership Practicum
and Leadership and Decision Making
Leadership Practicum
and Army Doctrine and Team Building
Total Credit Hours21

Graduation Requirements

  1. Have a valid and declared major on file (minors cannot be awarded in the same areas as the major, emphasis or concentration).
  2. Earn a minimum of 3 credit hours beyond the major, emphasis, concentration and/or general studies requirements.
  3. Earn a minor GPA of at least 2.0.