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The largest minor on campus, all undergraduate students are eligible to add a Leadership Minor to their major. This minor is a perfect compliment to any field of study at the University. This minor has been coordinated with every individual college on campus so that students can achieve the minor with just four additional courses:

  • First LEAD 2000/PYC 2620 - Exploring Leadership (3 credits)
  • Then one course from approved list in each area below:
    • Individual Leadership Skills (3 credits)
    • Group Skills (3 credits)
    • Organizational Mgmt. & HR Skills (3 credits)
    • Community Engagement Skills (3 credits)
  • Final LEAD 4000/PYC 4620 - Leadership Capstone (3 credits)

Requirements for the Leadership Minor

Leadership Minor Course Matrix – 5.2.14   

Introductory Course LEAD 2000/PYC 2620
  • Students choose one course from each of the four Leadership Skills areas below: (12 cr.)
  • Three of the six courses used for the minor must be at 3000 or above  
*Courses that may satisfy core university objectives as of Winter 2014 (new core pending)

1. Individual Leadership Skills

  • self awareness
  • character and integrity
  • ethics and values
CAS 2000 Catholicism: Spirit and Methods*
CAS 3530 Dynamics of Spiritual Growth*
ETH 2590 Business Ethics*
ETH 3580 Health Care Ethics*
ETH 3680 Catholic Health Care Ethics*
ENGR 1000 Ethics and Politics of Engineering*
PHL 2010 Ethics*
RELS 2000 Catholicism: Spirit and Methods*
RELS 3570 Spiritual Autobiographies
RELS 4340 Christian Ethics

2. Group Skills

  • communication
  • team building
  • developing relationships
CIVE 4820 Civil Engineering Senior Design Project  
CJS 4160 Gangs and Juvenile Delinquent Group             
CST 2040 Interpersonal Communications
CST 3040 Small Group Communication
ELEE 4010 or
ELEE 4011 and 4012
ECE Senior Capstone Design I
Electrical & Computer Engineering Dept Senior Capstone Design I and  Lab
HIM 4600 Strategic Planning and Management of Health Information Systems
MTH 3060 Mathematical Thinking
MENG 4950 Prototype Design I
PYC 2600 Social Psychology*
PYC 3330 Human Relationships and Parenting.
PYC 3540 Sex Differences and Sex Roles
PYC 4400 Cross-Cultural Socialization

3. Organizational Management and Human Relations Skills

  • organizational management
  • project management
  • human relations
  • public relations
BUS 3110 Organizational Design and Structure
BUS 3180 Behavior and Leadership in Organizations
CIVE 4850 Project Management and Costing
CJS 2500 Introduction to Police Administration
CST 2400 Principles of Public Relations
ENT 3000 Interdisciplinary Design Entrepreneurship and Service
HSA 3010 Overview of the U.S. Health Care Systems
HSA 3200 Health Services Planning and Marketing
HSA 3585 Health Services Organization Management
NUR 4440/4625 Nursing Leadership
POL 3200 Public Administration*
POL 3230 Personnel Management and Labor Relations
PYC 3700 Industrial and Organizational Psychology*

4. Community Engagement Skills

  • social change
  • social justice
  • partnerships for the common good
  • mission and vision in broad context
BIO 4990 Biology and Social Issues
BUS 3190 Business and Society  
BUS 4000 Global Sustainable Development
CHM 4740 Recent Advances in Biochemistry
EDU 4400 School and Society*
ETH 3590 Ethics and Public Policy* 
HSA 3100 Health Care Law and Regulations
HSA 3300 Health in the Community  
NUR 4420/4300 Community as Partner: Implications of Urban Health/Nursing Practicum
POL 3650 Peace and Social Justice*
POL 2600 Introduction to Comparative Politics*
POL 3100  Women and Politics*
POL 3220  Public Policy Analysis*
POL 3460 Civil Liberties and Equality*
RELS 3470  Catholic Social Thought*
RELS 3480  Justice: Contemporary Issues and Theories*
SWK 2100 Social Welfare and Social Justice
Final Course LEAD 4000/PYC 4620/PYC 4950   


Program Contact Information

Leadership Minor Coordinator: Donald DiPaolo, Ph.D.
Reno Hall, Room 201
McNichols Campus

Phone: 313-578-0472
Fax: 313-578-0472

For more information about UDM, or to apply online, go to www.udmercy.edu/apply.

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