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, fully online, or in a combinaton of the two.  For more information about the fully online option, contact Ashley Collins at acollins@usm.maine.edu. For more information about our other options, contact Janet Etzel at jetzel@usm.maine.edu.

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

The Leadership Minor (18 credits) consists of the following courses:

LOS 300 - Organizational Theory

LOS 301 - Group Dynamics 

LOS 350 - Leadership 

LCC 370 - Toward a Global Ethics 

Two of the following electives complete the minor:

LOS 327 - Leading Through Conflict 

LOS 330 - Leadership in Different Cultures or LOS 316 - Diversity in Organizations 

LOS 440 - Organizational Change and Development 

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

We recommend that students start their Leadership Studies coursework with LOS300 - Organizational Theory and LOS301 - Group Dynamics.  Students should work with their advisors to organize the scheduling of the rest of their coursework.