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Accepted Electives

In addition to the 9 hours of core requirements, honors students complete a 3 hour ethics in leadership course. Non-honors students complete 3 hours of electives from an approved list. Approved electives taken prior to admission may be accepted toward completion of the minor. In addition to coursework and portfolio requirements for each term, the program includes social, civic, and academic engagement activity requirements.

ALEC 202 – Leadership and Diversity in Organizations and Communities

ALEC 303 – Analysis of Leadership Approaches and Styles

ALEC 304 – Leadership, Motivation, Power and Influence

ELPS 211 – Servant Leadership & Social Justice Seminar

ELPS 310 – Emerging Leaders

ELPS 350 – Coached Student Leadership (1-3; repeatable with a maximum of 7)

ELPS 493 – Independent Study

ELPS 495 – Special Topics

ENT 410 – Leadership in Nonprofits and Social Entrepreneurship

HEAM 455 – Seminar in Student Leadership

PSYC 435 – Multicultural Psychology

Students may also petition for a course not on this list to be accepted as an elective by the program if the meets the LSM programs learning objectives: 1) leadership, 2) intercultural competency, 3) ethical decision-making skills, and 4) communication skills. Click here (coming soon) for the petition and process for submitting the petition.


The Leadership Studies Minor is a partnership between the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and the Division of Student Life.

Please email Dr. Karen D. Boyd at for more information.