Overview

The Minor in Leadership Studies is available to all undergraduate students in good standing at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  The Minor provides an undergraduate student in any field of study with formal instruction in the study of the theory of leadership and its practice. This minor is administered academically by the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences.

This is a 17-18 credit hour minor (6 courses total). Four required courses provide instruction in leadership theory, interpersonal dimensions of leadership (including communication, leading in groups, teams, and organizations), and scientific research that tests theories of leadership.

The required capstone course, AGED 480 Collaborative Leadership, focuses on the synthesis of foundational course material along with the diverse elective course experiences of the students in the capstone.  A model of building effective collaborations will serve as the conceptual framework by which students will apply their knowledge of personal, organizational, and community leadership to help solve real world problems.

Course of Study

Four required courses:

  • AGED 260: Introduction to Leadership Studies (3 hrs)
  • AGED 380: Leadership in Groups and Teams (3 hrs)
  • PSYC 245: Industrial & Organizational Psychology (3 hrs)
  • AGED 480: Collaborative Leadership Capstone (3 hrs)

Two (2) electives from the pre-approved list below:

  • ACE 231: Food and Agribusiness Management (3 hrs)
  • ACE 291: Agricultural Policy and Leadership (3 hrs)
  • ACE 298DMR: Leadership Study Abroad in Rome (2 hrs)
  • AGCM 430: Communication in Environmental Social Movements (3 hrs)
  • AGED 230: Leadership Communications (3 hrs)
  • AGED 340: Leadership Ethics and Pluralism (3 hrs)
  • AGED 360: Advanced Leadership Studies (3 hrs)
  • AHS 365: Civic Engagement in Wellness (3 hrs)
  • ANSC 471: Leadership and Entrepreneurial Skills (3 hrs)
  • BADM 310: Management and Organizational Behavior (3 hrs)
  • BADM 311: Individual Behavior in Organizations (3 hrs)
  • BADM 395N: Negotiations (3 hrs)
  • CMN 321: Strategies of Persuasion (3 hrs)
  • ENG 315: Learning in Community (3 hrs)
  • ENG 598: Applied Project Management (3 hrs)
  • FAA 391: Action Research Seminar (3 hrs)
  • GE 361: Emotional Intelligence Skills (3 hrs)
  • GE 462: Leading Sustainable Change (3 hrs)
  • JOUR 250: Journalism Ethics and Diversity (3 hrs)
  • KIN 369: Coaching Strategies (3 hrs)
  • PHIL 436: Philosophy of Law and the State (3 hrs)
  • PS 304: The US Presidency (3 hrs)
  • PS 453: Ethics, Leadership, and Democracy (3 hrs)
  • PSYC 455: Organizational Psychology (3 hrs)
  • RST 200: Leadership in Leisure Services (2 hrs)
  • SOCW 321: Social Entrepreneurship and Social Change (3 hrs)

Questions about the Minor in Leadership Studies? See this FAQ

Lisa Burgoon
Program Coordinator for the Minor in Leadership Studies, College of ACES
Illinois Leadership® Center 
290 Illini Union
1401 West Green Street Urbana, IL 61801
Email: burgoon@illinois.edu
Phone: 217-244-3801