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Option #1: In-Person

Certificate in Leadership and Human Relations

The Certificate in Leadership and Human Relations is an on-campus, 16-credit program designed for students who are interested in dynamic experiences and projects that allow them to practice new leadership skills and gain immediate feedback from a supportive community of faculty and peers. Integrating the fields of leadership and personal development, the certificate program approaches leadership as a personal and relational process. Regardless of academic major, students will be primed to be high-integrity change agents in their discipline and in the world.

Course Number and TitleCredits
LEAD 325 Foundations of Leadership3
LEAD 326 The Practice of Leadership3
LEAD 327 Relational Leadership3
Select from the following courses:
LEAD 225 Civic Engagement and Leadership
LEAD 480 Studies in Leadership
CONFLICT/COMM/SOC 390 Conflict Management
CONFLICT 401 Negotiation
CONFLICT 405 Culture and Conflict
MDS 410 Case Studies in Leadership
6
LEAD 495 Leadership Experience1
Total16
Students must complete all 16 credits with a grade of “C” or above.

Four semester sequence Recommended. Semester 1: LEAD 325; Semester 2: LEAD 326; Semester 3: LEAD 327; Semester 4: LEAD 495. Electives taken concurrently.

Two semester sequence: Semester 1: LEAD 325 and LEAD 327; Semester 2: LEAD 326 and LEAD 495. Electives taken concurrently.

Option #2: Online

Applied Leadership Certificate

The Certificate in Applied Leadership: Growing into a High-Impact Leader is a fully online, 12-credit program designed for non-traditional students or working adults who want to augment their current professional and leadership skills. Each course is packed with perspectives and activities students can immediately put to use where they work and live. The primary focus of this program is “you,” and is best suited for students interested in self-reflection and professional growth. Regardless of academic major, individuals will gain deep insight into the challenges facing today’s leaders, will hone their own leadership style to address these challenges, and will connect with like-minded people.

Course Number and TitleCredits
LEAD 325 – Foundations of Leadership3
LEAD 326 – The Practice of Leadership3
MDS 410 – Case Studies in Leadership3
LEAD 490 – Capstone in Leadership3
Total12
Students must complete all 12 credits with a grade of “C” or above.

Four semester sequence Recommended. Semester 1: LEAD 325; Semester 2: LEAD 326; Semester 3: MDS 410; Semester 4: LEAD 490.

Two-semester sequence: Semester 1: LEAD 325 and MDS 410; Semester 2: LEAD 326 and LEAD 490.