Leadership Studies

Minor in Leadership Studies

One of the most exciting USM programs available! This minor provides a cross section of key courses offered by the Leadership and Organizational Studies (LOS) degree program. At a time when our communities, organizations, country, and the world are searching for leadership to guide us through new complexities and global challenges, USM students can now study leadership processes in an interdisciplinary minor, regardless of your major!

This program may be completed face-to-face on our Lewiston and Portland campuses, fully online, or through a combination of the two.  For more information about the fully online option, please contact Admissions at admitusm@maine.edu. For more information about our other options, please contact the Student Success Center at 207-753-6536.

For a list of all undergraduate LOS courses and a rotation schedule, please click here.

The Leadership Minor (15 credits) consists of the following courses:

LOS 300 - Organizational Theory

LOS 301 - Group Dynamics 

LOS 350 - Leadership 

Any 200 level or above ethics course that is three or more credits, e.g. LAC 370 - Global Ethics

And one of the following electives:

LOS 270 - Exploring Leadership on Campus

LOS 316 - Diversity in Organizations

LOS 327 - Leading Through Conflict 

LOS 330 - Leadership in Different Cultures

LOS 440 - Organizational Change and Development 

Other LOS electives may also be approved.  Please contact your advisor for specifics.

*To view course descriptions, please visit our most recent catalog page.

We recommend that students start their Leadership Studies coursework with LOS 300 - Organizational Theory and LOS 350 - Leadership.  Students should work with their advisor to organize the scheduling of the rest of their coursework.