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Undergraduate Leadership Studies

Leadership Studies is an experiential learning collaboration between the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences and the Division of Student Life. This partnership promotes college student leadership education by preparing career ready undergraduate students for life-long self-determined personally and socially responsible leadership on campus, in their communities, and in global contexts.

Students expand their leadership knowledge by attending our events, taking an individual course, participating in our co-curricular programs, and/or completing the Leadership Studies academic minor. The Leadership Studies Minor/LSM-Honors prepares career-ready self-authored leaders through a holistic curriculum of academic leadership studies coursework increasingly complex coached experiences and career-ready skill-development culminating in leadership within a Senior Capstone project. Affiliated non-degree programs include: Emerging Leaders, Leadership Knoxville Scholars (LKS), VOLeaders Academy.


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E-mail Dr. Karen D. Boyd, the Leadership Studies Program Director, at kboyd14@utk.edu for more information about joining the Leadership Studies minor.