Program Requirements

The Leadership Studies Program consists of both a minor and certificate option. Interested students must first apply to be accepted into program based on the eligibility guidelines that can be found here.  Consideration of applications occurs once a semester.  At least 9 credits must be at the 300-400 level. Additionally, no more than 6 credits from a student's minor or certificate program can also be applied to a student's major, and no more than 6 credits may be taken at an institution other than the University of Maryland, College Park. No course with an earned grade below C- may count towards the minor or certificate.

Minor Requirements (15 credits)

  • HESI  217 - Introduction to Leadership (3 credits)
  • HESI  315 - Leadership in Groups and Organizations (3 credits)
  • HESI  417 - Advanced Leadership Seminar (Capstone) (3 credits)
  • ONE HESI Leadership Elective (course options found here) (3 credits)
  • ONE General Elective (pre-approved elective list found here) (3 credits)

Certificate Requirements (21 Credits)

  • HESI  217 - Introduction to Leadership (3 credits)
  • HESI 315 - Leadership in Groups and Organizations (3 credits)
  • HESI  417 - Advanced Leadership Seminar (Capstone) (3 credits)
  • ONE HESI Leadership Elective (course options found here) (3 credits)
  • TWO General Electives (pre-approved elective list found here) (6 credits total)
  • HESI  320 – Social Action Seminar (2 credits)
  • HESI  321 – Advanced Social Action Seminar (1 credit)

 

NOTE: Students accepted to the leadership studies program prior to spring 2015 will complete the minor under the previous requirements. Please contact leadershipstudies@umd.edu with questions.

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