Designed for students who want to further develop their current leadership skills and competencies, the interdisciplinary Minor in Leadership Studies combines theory and practice; students learn about leadership and then experience it.
Through the leadership minor students are able to improve their leadership skills, add a differentiator on their resume and have specific leadership experiences they can discuss with future employers.
The process is simple:
- Students must have a 2.5 GPA, then they must declare the minor through the Change of Major/Minor form.
- Take the first of two courses, LED 200, Introduction to Leadership, which is offered in both the spring and fall terms. A complete listing of leadership studies minor required courses can be viewed on UT's online catalog.
- After the introductory course, the student will be paired with a leadership advisor who will help the student create a leadership portfolio of reflections and essays connecting the themes of leadership with samples of their college coursework.
- Complete 90 hours of experiential activities. The 90 hours are tracked on the student’s co-curricular transcript and can be anything of the student’s choosing, with a maximum of 30 hours in one area. Examples include 10 hours of volunteer work with a sorority or 30 hours of service from an alternative spring break.
Coordinated by the TECO Center for Leadership under the Sykes College of Business, the minor has a rolling admission with students eligible to apply at the beginning the following term.
For any questions, contact Deirdre Dixon, director of the leadership minor, for more information.