2017-18 Catalogs

Minor in Leadership Studies

One of the most exciting USM programs available! This minor consists of at least 15 credits and 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 their 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.


The Minor in Leadership Studies requires a minimum of 15 credits.


Required Courses for the Leadership Minor (12-13 credits)

LOS 300 Organizational Theory  3 cr
LOS 301 Group Dynamics  3 cr
LOS 350 Leadership  3 cr
Any Ethics course that is three or more credits and 200-level or higher  (e.g., LAC 370 Toward a Global Ethics 4 cr)


Select One of the Following Electives* (3 credits)

LOS 270 Exploring Leadership on Campus  3 cr
LOS 316 Diversity in Organizations  3 cr
LOS 327 Leading through Conflict  3 cr
LOS 330 Leadership in Different Cultures  3 cr
LOS 371 International Leadership Association Annual Global Conference  3 cr
LOS 399 Special Topics (e.g., Collegiate Leadership Competition)  3 cr
LOS 440 Organizational Change and Development  3 cr

Or Three of the following one-credit courses from our exploring leadership series:

LOS 351 Exploring Transformational Leadership  1 cr
LOS 352 Exploring Servant Leadership  1 crLOS 353 Exploring Authentic Leadership  1 cr
LOS 354 Exploring Chaos & Complexity Leadership  1 cr
LOS 355 Exploring Relational Leadership  1 cr
LOS 356 Exploring Followership  1 cr

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

Although not required, it is recommended that students start their Leadership & Organizational Studies coursework with LOS 300 Organizational Theory, LOS 350 Leadership, or a combination of the two. Students should work with their advisor to organize the scheduling of the rest of their coursework.