2019-20 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 Portland campus, fully online, or through a combination of the two.  For more information, please contact Admissions at admitusm@maine.edu


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


Required Courses for the Leadership Minor (12 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., SBS 370 Toward a Global Ethics 4 cr)


Select One of the Following Electives* (3 credits)

LOS 270 Introduction to Leadership 3 cr

LOS 316 Diversity in Organizations 3 cr

LOS 327 Leading through Conflict 3 cr

LOS 330 Leading Across Cultures 3 cr

LOS 387 Collegiate Leadership Competition 3 cr

LOS 399 Special Topics 3 cr

LOS 440 Leading Organizational Change 3 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.