The Minor in Leadership Studies is designed for students of all majors of the University. This minor is intended to supplement the major with studies and practice in leadership development. The goal is to prepare students for leadership roles and responsibilities on-campus and to extend those roles to career, community and family endeavors. The curriculum focuses on expanding students' knowledge, skills and understanding of specific leadership theories, concepts, models and current leadership issues in applied settings. Students are given opportunities to develop their own philosophies and leadership styles through various media both in-and outside the classroom. Emphasis is placed on effective communication skills and practical leadership applications through internships.