Leadership Studies Minor

Why Leadership?

Today and tomorrow, we need leaders who understand the importance of hope. The Leadership Studies Minor at SPU offers students a holistic view of leadership within various disciplines. Students will explore foundational theories and models, consider personal development, hone tangible skills, and deepen understanding of vocation as a leaders for the common good.  

Courses and Requirements

The minor consists of 30 credits, including 15 upper-division. The Leadership Core (12 credits) combines with approved courses in three areas: Community and Personal Development (5 credits); Vocation, Purpose, and Faith Formation (5 credits); and Cultural and Global Diversity (5 credits). Students choose a final elective from one of the three area-approved courses to complete the minor. To make the minor applicable and experiential, you will participate in a leadership position (on- or off-campus) as part of the Practicum course. A capstone class pulls together the experiences and learning from peers and others as a culminating class. Details are in the Undergraduate Catalog.

Courses are team-taught by staff in the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership, the Center for Career and Calling, Multi-Ethnic Programs, University Ministries, and Student Life. 


Questions? Contact the Office of Student Life for more information, or the Program Directors: 

Jeff Jordan, Vice Provost for Student Formation and Community Engagement

Chuck Strawn, Dean of Students for Community Life