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About – LSM

The Leadership Studies minor offers a 12-hour curriculum of applied leadership education and is open to students of every major.

Students will engage in intentionally structured educational experiences that explore leadership concepts, theories, and models applied to students’ collegiate experiences in individual, group, organizational, and community settings. The minor highlights the ethical, intercultural, and communication dimensions of leadership including group dynamics, ethics, conflict management, vision casting, values clarification, communication, mentorship, and more.

Undergraduate Students pursuing the Leadership Studies minor excel as a student AND practitioner of leadership during and after college their collegiate careers. The Leadership Studies minor network of UTK instructors, administrators, student leaders, alumni, and community members coach students through 60+ hours of personalized leadership development and the completion of a Capstone Project of their choosing.

The minor provides ample opportunities for faculty engagement which allow students to meet increasingly complex sets of learning outcomes. Students will graduate from the minor having developed a personal leadership philosophy, a capacity to apply critical thinking skills, and a profound ability to hone their leadership style while identifying areas of application.