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Minor in Leadership Studies

Did you know?
100% of our Leadership Studies Minor students do internships.

At URI, we are among only a handful of colleges and universities across the country that offers a Minor in Leadership Studies and one that is customized for each student. We utilize a cross-disciplinary approach to leadership education designed to complement your academic studies. All courses utilize a variety of teaching methods but ultimately include some form of experiential learning, practical application, and reflective learning. Employers, now more than ever, are seeking candidates with exceptional skills in the areas of interpersonal and group management, problem solving, critical thinking and effective communication.  We can help with all of the above.

Requirements

Enroll in the Minor today!
Schedule an advising appointment with any
CSLD staff member to enroll.

Requirements may be satisfied by completing 18 or more credits related to leadership. Twelve of the 18 required credits must be at the 200 level of instruction or above. A course grade of “C” or better must be earned in each graded course. At least 12 of the credits must be earned at URI. Please see the advising sheet and full description below.

Advising Form

Core requirements:

Course Descriptions

Required Element

Class Options

Introductory Course
3 credits
(select one)
HDF 190: First Year Leaders Inspired to Excellence
or
HDF 290: Modern Leadership Issues
Internship
3 credits
(select one)
HDF 417: Leadership Internship
or
Internship class in academic major
or
Experience through Office of Experiential Learning and Community Engagement (ELCE)
Capstone Course
3 credits
(select one)
HDF 412: Historical, Multi-ethnic and Alternative Leadership
or
COM 402: Leadership and Motivation
or
BUS 441: Leadership Skills Development
or
HPR 411/412: Honors Senior Seminar
Portfolio Course
1 credit
HDF 492: Leadership Minor Portfolio

Elective requirements:

Course Descriptions
Other classes may be added with the approval of the CSLD. Major classes cannot overlap with electives. General Education classes and classes from other minors can overlap with Leadership Studies minor electives.

Required Element

Class Options

Elective courses
9 credits total
(select three)
HDF 291: Rose Butler Browne Peer Mentoring Program
and/or
HDF 413: Student Organization Leadership Consultants
and/or
HDF 414: Leadership for Social Change
and/or
HDF 415: FLITE Peer Leadership
and/or
HDF 416: Personal and Organizational Leadership
and/or
Additional Approved Electives

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