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Undergraduate Leadership Minor

In collaboration with the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute and the University's Office for Student Affairs, the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development offers an undergraduate minor in leadership. The 17-credit leadership minor program is interdisciplinary, multidimensional, experiential, and global. As a participant, you will explore and experience multiple frameworks of leadership. The program prepares you for real-life leadership experiences, both on campus and in the larger global community by combining social change theories of leadership with authentic community leadership.

Through an interdisciplinary curriculum, the leadership minor program will provide each student with the opportunity to develop core knowledge about leadership within the larger context of social action and social change and to demonstrate leadership through written, oral, and field-based experiences.

The leadership minor will be a high quality, interdisciplinary, multidimensional, experiential and multi/intercultural program that exposes undergraduates to, and prepares them for, real life leadership experiences. Students will explore issues of leadership, citizenship and social change within the context of an inquiry, experiential, and competency-based instructional design.

Overview Video

The Leadership Minor Explores Various Topics

Goals for the Leadership Minor

Expected Learner Outcomes

Students will:


The core courses are the following:


To complete the minor, students must take 5 credits of elective leadership courses. Elective courses must expose and challenge students to explore the concept of leadership and must meet the identified learner outcomes of the minor. One elective course must be 3000-level or above. ANY study abroad experience will count as your 5 credits of electives regardless of the study abroad credit load. List of current electives [PDF]. (If you do not see a course on this list that you believe should count as an elective, please email In your email please attach the syllabus and a one page description explaining why this course should be added.)

Additional Information

More leadership minor program details are available online at the LEADUP! website at


If you have questions about this program, please contact the Leadership Education and Development Undergraduate Programs office at 612-624-1559 or

Revised February 10, 2015