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Major and Minor Requirements 

Graduates of the Jepson School are awarded a bachelor of arts degree with a major in leadership studies. For an explanation of courses and the full course list, see the undergraduate catalog.

Leadership Studies
Major

The Leadership Studies Major

Note: The grade point average of the coursework comprising the major must be no less than 2.0, with no course grade below a C- (1.7).

Students wishing to major or minor in leadership studies must apply for admission to the Jepson School of Leadership Studies during the fall semester of their second year.

A minimum of 11 units, including:

LDST 101 Leadership and the Humanities 
LDST 102 Leadership and the Social Sciences 
LDST 205 Justice and Civil Society 
LDST 250 Critical Thinking and Methods of Inquiry 
LDST 300 Theories and Models of Leadership 
LDST 450 Leadership Ethics 
LDST 488 Internship 
Four additional units of advanced courses numbered above 300, not including LDST 450 and LDST 488

Ethical Area Courses

LDST 307 Leadership in International Contexts
LDST 309 Leadership and the Common Good
LDST 355 Competition, Cooperation, and Choice
LDST 361 Sex, Power, and Politics
LDST 368 Leadership on Stage and Screen
LDST 371 Moral Limits of the Criminal Law
LDST 374 Contemporary Debates in Democratic Theory
LDST 376 Leadership and Governance in the Contemporary American Metropolis
LDST 377 Ethical Decision Making - Health Care

Historical Area Courses

LDST 303 Leadership in Political Contexts
LDST 304 Social Movements
LDST 308 The Creation of the American Republic
LDST 340 Early Modern Crises in Leadership
LDST 342 Dead Leaders Society
LDST 345 Civil War Leadership
LDST 352 Presidential Leadership
LDST 378 Statesmanship
LDST 379 Reason, Rhetoric and Leadership
LDST 387 Leadership and Religious Values

Social/Organizational Area Courses

LDST 302 Leadership in Organizations
LDST 306 Leadership in Cultural and Historical Contexts
LDST 320 Good and Evil
LDST 325 Leading Socially Active Businesses
LDST 351 Group Dynamics
LDST 354 Conflict Resolution
LDST 356 Leading Change
LDST 359 Gender and Leadership
LDST 386 Leadership in a Diverse Society

Advanced coursework may include one unit of collaborative study, one unit of independent study, one unit of honors thesis work, or one unit of senior thesis work.

Minor

The Leadership Studies Minor

Note: The grade point average of the coursework comprising the minor must be no less than 2.0, with no course grade below a C- (1.7).

A minimum of 8 units, including:

LDST 101 Leadership and the Humanities
LDST 102 Leadership and the Social Sciences
LDST 205 Justice and Civil Society
LDST 250 Critical Thinking and Methods of Inquiry
LDST 300 Theories and Models of Leadership
LDST 450 Leadership Ethics
Two additional units of advanced courses numbered above 300, not including leadership ethics, collaborative study, independent study, or thesis work.

Ethical Area Courses

LDST 307 Leadership in International Contexts
LDST 309 Leadership and the Common Good
LDST 355 Competition, Cooperation, and Choice
LDST 361 Sex, Power, and Politics
LDST 368 Leadership on Stage and Screen
LDST 371 Moral Limits of the Criminal Law
LDST 374 Contemporary Debates in Democratic Theory
LDST 376 Leadership and Governance in the Contemporary American Metropolis
LDST 377 Ethical Decision Making - Health Care

Historical Area Courses

LDST 303 Leadership in Political Contexts
LDST 304 Social Movements
LDST 308 The Creation of the American Republic
LDST 340 Early Modern Crises in Leadership
LDST 342 Dead Leaders Society
LDST 345 Civil War Leadership
LDST 352 Presidential Leadership
LDST 378 Statesmanship
LDST 379 Reason, Rhetoric and Leadership
LDST 387 Leadership and Religious Values

Social/Organizational Area Courses

LDST 302 Leadership in Organizations
LDST 306 Leadership in Cultural and Historical Contexts
LDST 320 Good and Evil
LDST 325 Leading Socially Active Businesses
LDST 351 Group Dynamics
LDST 354 Conflict Resolution
LDST 356 Leading Change
LDST 359 Gender and Leadership
LDST 386 Leadership in a Diverse Society