Oct 17, 2021  
2021-2022 University Catalog 
2021-2022 University Catalog

Leadership Studies Minor

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Leadership Studies, University Interdisciplinary Programs

24 credits


The Leadership Studies Minor mission is to develop student leaders who can work collaboratively and inclusively with others by honoring diverse leadership values, styles, and perspectives, which can result in more equitable solutions and communities.

The Institute supports campus partners who provide curricular, co-curricular, and extra-curricular opportunities aimed at student leadership learning so that all WWU students can engage in their desired social and professional change efforts. While the Institute provides a minor in Leadership Studies, students from any department or program on campus may take many courses offered by the Institute.

Why Consider a Leadership Studies Minor?

A minor in Leadership Studies provides a variety of support mechanisms and opportunities for students to develop as leaders. These include a broad spectrum of leadership studies courses that tend to have a low faculty-student ratio, applied and global leadership opportunities, community engagement, and peer and professional mentoring. The Institute also supports students’ participation in academic conferences and professional development opportunities, provides an opportunity for declared minors to apply for a scholarship, and supports students’ participation in campus events and programs.

Contact Information

Program Director
Karen Stout
Arntzen Hall 301

Administrative Staff
Kristine Baker
Arntzen Hall 444

Sample Careers

Minoring in Leadership Studies is helpful to students across all majors and career choices. This program and the variety of courses available in it help students understand the professional and community needs for leadership.

Major/Career Resources


How to Declare (Admission and Declaration Process):

Dependent upon completion of LDST 101 with a grade of B- or greater and completion of the Leadership Minor plan of study form.

Grade Requirements

A grade of C- or better is required for a student’s minor courses, and supporting courses for the minor with the exception of LDST 101 which has a requirement of a grade of B- or better.


Electives (7-11 credits)

Elective courses under advisement by faculty advisor in Leadership Studies.

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