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.

  • 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 12 units, including:

    LDST 101 Leadership and the Humanities 

    LDST 102 Leadership and the Social Sciences 

    LDST 210 Justice and Civil Society 

    1 course chosen from

    LDST 249 Quantitative Social Science

    BUAD 202 Statistics for Business and Economics

    MATH 289 Introduction to Data Science

    PLSC 270 Social Science Inquiry

    PSYC 200 Methods and Analyses

    SOC 211 Sociological Research Methods and Data Analysis

    LDST 250 Critical Thinking and Methods of Inquiry 

    LDST 300 Theories and Models of Leadership 

    LDST 450 Leadership Ethics 

    LDST 488 Internship

    LDST 489 Internship

    Four additional units of advanced courses numbered above 300, not including LDST 450 and LDST 488

     

    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 nine units, including:

    LDST 101 Leadership and the Humanities

    LDST 102 Leadership and the Social Sciences

    LDST 210 Justice and Civil Society

    1 course chosen from

    LDST 249 Quantitative Social Science

    BUAD 202 Statistics for Business and Economics

    MATH 289 Introduction to Data Science

    PLSC 270 Social Science Inquiry

    PSYC 200 Methods and Analyses

    SOC 211 Sociological Research Methods and Data Analysis

    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 internship, collaborative study, independent study, or thesis work.