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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 12 units, including:

LDST 101 Leadership and the Humanities 

LDST 102 Leadership and the Social Sciences 

LDST 210 Justice and Civil Society 

LDST 249 Quantitative Social Science

LDST 250 Critical Thinking and Methods of Inquiry 

LDST 300 Theories and Models of Leadership 

LDST 450 Leadership Ethics 

LDST 488 Internship (taken as two .5 unit courses—one in the spring of junior year and one in the fall of senior year)

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

LDST 249 Quantitative Social Science

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.