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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 210 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 (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

Ethical Area Courses

LDST 307 Leadership in International Contexts

LDST 355 Competition, Cooperation, and Choice

LDST 357 The Ethics of Influence

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 377 Ethical Decision Making - Health Care

Historical Area Courses

LDST 303 Leadership in Political Contexts

LDST 304 Social Movements

LDST 317 Reimagining Richmond: History, Power and Politics in the Capital of the Confederacy

LDST 340 Early Modern Crises in Leadership

LDST 345 Civil War Leadership

LDST 352 Presidential Leadership

LDST 378 Statesmanship

LDST 387 Leadership and Religious Values

Social/Organizational Area Courses

LDST 302 Leadership in Organizations

LDST 306 Sex, Leadership, and the Evolution of Human Societies

LDST 351 Group Dynamics

LDST 354 Conflict Resolution

LDST 356 Leading Change

LDST 359 Gender and Leadership

LDST 383 Leadership and the Future of Higher Education

LDST 384 Education and Equity

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 eight units, including:

LDST 101 Leadership and the Humanities

LDST 102 Leadership and the Social Sciences

LDST 210 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 LDST 450, collaborative study, independent study, or thesis work.

Ethical Area Courses

LDST 307 Leadership in International Contexts

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 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 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 Sex, Leadership, and the Evolution of Human Societies

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