University College, Department of University Studies
In today's competitive global society, success depends on working as a productive communicator, team player, and decision maker; all skills of an effective leader. The Certificate in Leadership Studies, through theory and practical experience, is designed to prepare students in any major for the dynamics of leading diverse groups and teams, engaging and empowering others, responding to situational leadership opportunities, and acknowledging the power of trust and ethical leadership practices. Five leadership courses, each with a multidisciplinary focus, offer the opportunity to develop, strengthen and use leadership abilities.
Students must have and maintain an adjusted 2.5 minimum GPA to enroll in and subsequently be granted the certificate. All courses require a grade of "B" or better to receive the certificate.
Receiving the Certificate
Following a final transcript verification, students who meet the requirements will receive a certificate from the Department of University Studies. An official notice that the student has met the certificate requirements will also appear on the student’s KSU academic record.
If you are interested in the Leadership Studies Academic Certificate and/or would like to receive more information, please fill out the Intent to Enroll form.