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University Honors and Leadership Program

Leadership Studies Track Requirements

The Leadership Studies track is designed to develop skills and experiences that will prepare students for the challenges of leadership in corporate, institutional, and public life.  Leadership Studies track students work together to develop their abilities to meet the challenges of a world characterized by the increasing globalization of leadership responsibilities and the rapid change in what leaders need to learn and know.  They confront complex issues, individually and in teams, while taking responsibility for becoming lifelong learners.

Students develop their leadership potential through self-guided learning strategies, practical team projects, theory-based seminars, contact with outstanding leaders, and individualized mentoring.  The Leadership Studies track is designed to create a collaborative learning environment where students work in action-oriented teams on innovative solutions to practical issues.


A typical course of study for a Leadership Studies track student is:

Year Course

Year 1:

UHL Core

(8 credit hours)

UNHL 1100: Introduction to University Honors and Leadership
UNHL 2755: UHL Seminar (two semesters at 1 credit hour each)
ENGL 2030: Core Composition II (Designated UHL Sections)

Years 2 & 3:

(15 credit hours)

Five UNHL Leadership Studies track electives*

Year 4:

UHL Core

(4 credit hours)

UNHL 4991: UHL Senior Research Seminar I (2 credit hours)

UNHL 4992: UHL Senior Research Seminar II (2 credit hours)


*Leadership Studies track students may count one Academic Honors track course toward their Leadership Studies graduation requirements.

Minor in Leadership Studies

Students who successfully complete the Leadership Studies track will graduate with a minor in Leadership Studies.

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