Leadership Studies Minor

Jeffrey Jordan, EdD, Director


The Leadership Studies minor offers students an opportunity to explore a holistic view of leadership within various disciplines.

  • A minimum 30 credits are required for this minor, including 15 upper-division credits.
  • You will take 15–20 credits from three areas: Community and Personal Development; Vocation, Purpose, and Faith Formation; and Cultural and Global Diversity, selected from approved courses across the curriculum.
  • The minor includes two courses designed to prepare leaders for their ongoing development. The Foundations course is offered during Winter Quarter and is recommended for students at the beginning of their academic careers. Capstone is intended for students in their Junior or Senior years who have successfully completed the academic element of Practicum. This class is offered during Spring Quarter.
  • Participation in a leadership position will be expected while enrolled in the Practicum course. On- and off-campus leadership positions will be considered for completion of this requirement.

Entering and completing the minor

In order to earn a degree, you must complete at least one academic major. SPU encourages students to explore various academic paths, so if you change your mind about a major or minor, or want to include an additional program, you are able to do so, as outlined below.

Note that the University encourages you to enter your chosen major(s) and minor(s) by the start of your junior year. Students who transfer as juniors and seniors should enter a major within their first two quarters at SPU.

  • If this is your first quarter at SPU, apply for entry to the Leadership Studies  minor by following these instructions.
  • The University requires a grade of C- or better in all classes that apply to a major or minor; however, programs may require higher minimum grades in specific courses. You may repeat an SPU course only once for a higher grade.
  • To advance in this program, meet with your faculty advisor regularly to discuss your grades, course progression, and other indicators of satisfactory academic progress. If your grades or other factors indicate that you may not be able to successfully complete the major or minor, your faculty advisor can work with you to explore options, which may include choosing a different major or minor.
  • You must complete the major or minor requirements that are in effect in the SPU Undergraduate Catalog for the year you enter the major or minor.

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Course planning: Suggested course sequences