Minor in Leadership Studies

The Leadership Minor provides a focused course of study and reflective practice in leadership that enables students to combine formal learning of leadership foundations and leadership skills. The minor enables students to develop knowledge, skills and experience in leadership that are transferable to a wide range of civic and career settings.

How to Complete the Minor

To declare the minor, you must start by taking LDST 101 and finish with LDST 495.

Flowchart for completing the minor
  1. LDST 101

    5 credits (required)

  2. LDST 495

    2 credits (required)

  3. Total Credits

    24 total credits

Select one Foundational Course

3-5 Credits

  • (3) LDST 201, 416, 420
  • (4) MGMT 311, COMM 224, COMM 225, 
  • (5) HUMA 281, PSY 240, SOC 340, COMM 228, 230, 325
  • (6) RECR 261

Select one Applied course

3-5 credits

  • (3) LDST 240, 340, THTR 314, COMM 331, 340, 450, C2C 201
  • (4) MGMT 414, ENVS 489, RECR 378
  • (5) LDST 450, C2C 203
  • (1-6 variable) LDST 341 (4 cr. MAX apply to minor)

Select Elective Courses

To complete the total of 24 credit requirement

  • (2) LDST 100, 304
  • (3) LDST 240, 420 C2C 202, COMM 450, 451, 452, THTR 314
  • (4) MGMT 311, 313, 401, 405, 414 RECR 378
  • (5) LDST 450, 451, HUMA 281, PSY 240, SOC 340
  • (1-6 variable) LDST 300/400, RECR 261
  • (2-6 variable) LDST 337, ENVS 498C

*Other courses may be accepted as elective credit: talk to your advisor!

The Leadership Studies Minor requires a minimum of 24 credits. After taking LDST 101, you may take a combination of foundation and applied credits to total 22 credits. The 2 credit LDST 495 capstone course is taken the Spring quarter before your graduation date to total 24 credits. Courses are open to all students, you are not required to be a declared minor.

How do I declare the Leadership Studies Minor?

  1. Contact Morse.Institute@wwu.edu to schedule an advising appointment.
  2. Complete a Plan of Study. A number of GURs count toward the minor.
  3. Fill out the minor declaration form. It’s important that you forward it to Dr. Stout, not the Registrar as the form says.

Who do I contact for more information?

Leadership Studies Office, Morse.Institute@wwu.edu