OSU Leadership Center

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences

Leadership Studies Minor

The interdisciplinary, undergraduate minor in Leadership Studies provides students with knowledge of leadership theories, principles, and concepts to better prepare for success in future professional roles. The minor is structured to include theories and principles of personal leadership, team and organizational leadership, community leadership, and ethics and diversity. Students must complete at least one course in each of the five categories.  For more information, please contact Dr.Jeff King (king.20@osu.edu) or 247-5034.

The leadership minor requires of a minimum of 15 credit hours (of which a minimum of 6 hours must be in courses numbered at the 3000 level or above) from the following list.

Department Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Personal Leadership Foundations (choose one):

BUSMHR 2210

Personal Leadership and Team Effectiveness                                               

3
COMLDR 3530

Foundations of Personal and Professional Leadership                          

3
ESHESA 2572

Intro to Leadership Development in Learning Organizations             

3

Team and Organizational Leadership (choose one):

AEDECON 3160

Human Resources Management in Small Businesses                 

2

BUSMHR

3100 Foundations of Management and Human Resources 3
BUSMHR 4221

Concepts and Competencies for Managing People                      

3
BUSMHR 4232 Leading and Managing Change 3
COMLDR 4430

Leadership in Teams and Community Organizations                   

3
COMM 3325 Introduction to Organizational Communication 3
COMM 4635 Small Group Communication 3
KNSISM 4245

Leadership and Programming in Sports Industry                         

3
ESHESA 2570

Team and Organizational Leadership                                          

3
ESHESA 2575

Student Organization Leadership Training                                  

3
ENGR 5680

Leading in Engineering Organizations                                         

2
MILSCI 2001

Individual Leadership I                                                               

2
MILSCI 2002

Individual Leadership II                                                              

2
PSYCH 4522

Organizational Psychology                                                          

3
PUB AFRS 2130

Leadership in the Public and Nonprofit Sectors                            

3

Community Leadership (choose one):

ESHESA 2571

Leadership in Community Service                                               

3
POLITSC 3912

Political Leadership                                                                    

3
PUB AFRS 2120

Public Service and Civic Engagement                                         

3
RURLSOC 4500

Leadership and Community Development                                  

3
SOCIOL 2391 Social Organization of COmmunities 3

Ethics and Diversity (choose one):

BUSMHR 3211

Leadership and Character                                                         

3
BUSMHR 4020 Cross Cultural Management 3
COMLDR 3535 Toward Cultural Proficiency 3
COMLDR 5430 Professional Leadership Ethics 3
COMM 3668 Intercultural Communication 3
ECON 3048

Ethics and Social Responsibility in Economic Life                      

3
ESHESA 2577

Leadership and Inter-Group Dialogue                                       

3
ESHESA 3573

Theories of Leadership in Learning Organizations                     

3
PHILOS 3300

Moral Philosophy                                                                       

3
PSYCH 3375 Sterotyping and Prejudice 3

Capstone (choose one):

Major dept 4193 or above

 context-based leadership practicum                                          

3-4
COMLDR 4480

Leadership Practicum                                                                    

3-4

Restrictions and General Information

1. The Leadership Studies minor is not available to students majoring in Agriscience Education or Community Leadership.

2. The minimum overall GPA in courses comprising the minor shall be 2.0. A minimum grade of "C-" is required in each course comprising the minor.

3. The minor should be declared before the student accumulates 60 hours to provide time to complete all requirements.

4. A maximum of one course may overlap between the minor and the GE (Writing and Communication, Foreign Language, Literature, Visual and Performing Arts, Culture and Ideas, Historical Study, Quantitative Reasoning, Data Analysis, Natural Science, Social Science, Cross-Disciplinary Seminar, Service-Learning, Education Abroad).

5. Courses taken on a pass/non-pass basis may not be applied to the minor.

6. At least 6 hours of courses comprising the minor must numbered at the 3000 level or above.