University Studies - BS, Leadership Studies Concentration

The University Studies-Leadership (USAL/LED) degree is an interdisciplinary program requiring the completion of 120 semester credit hours with a concentration of 26 hours of leadership studies and two 15-18 credit hour minors. The University Studies Degree format was created to provide the student the flexibility to combine areas of study that are of special interest. In the leadership studies concentration, students learn theories and models of the leadership process and they use analysis and evaluation to synthesize multiple leadership theories. This interdisciplinary program allows students the ability to customize their higher education experience to their future career goals.  The student, with support from an USAL/LED advisor, will choose minors to assist them in creating a degree plan that will allow students to gain the knowledge and skills required for their chosen career path.

For more information on this major, visit our USAL/LED web page.

ALED 202Introduction to Leadership3
ALED 301Personal Leadership Education3
ALED 340Survey of Leadership Theory3
ALED 424Applied Ethics in Leadership3
ALED 440Leading Change3
ALED 481Seminar3
POLS 206
POLS 207
American National Government
and State and Local Government
6
Agricultural leadership and development 16
Select from the following:
American history6
Communication6
Creative arts3
Language, philosophy and culture3
Life and physical sciences9
Mathematics6
Social and behavioral sciences3
Minor 1 215-18
Minor 2 215-18
General electives18-24
Total Semester Credit Hours120

Students are required to make a C or better for each of their courses in the major coursework. 

At least 36 credits must be 300- and 400-level courses.

The Graduation requirements include a requirement for three hours of international and cultural diversity courses and three hours of cultural discourse courses. A course satisfying a Core category, a college/department requirement, or a free elective can be used to satisfy this requirement. See academic advisor.