The non-degree Certificate in Leadership Studies is designed for those individuals working in any professional field who seek a greater understanding of the characteristics of being a leader in their given career. The Leadership Studies certificate provides students an opportunity to study leadership from the personal, organizational and global levels. The program is interdisciplinary in nature and can benefit students in all areas of study. Courses are designed to give students a practical and theoretical grasp of leadership.

The following five (5) courses are required and consist of fifteen (15) credit hours. A minimum grade of a “B” (3.00) (not a B-) is required in each course. With permission of the College Dean, students can elect to take a maximum of two (2) of their courses at another USF System campus.

Required Courses

Personal

Course Number Title Credit Hours Requisites (KEY) Notes (KEY)
LDR 3003 Introduction to Leadership Studies 3 None

Organizational

Course Number Title Credit Hours Requisites (KEY) Notes (KEY)
LDR 3331 Leading in the Workplace 3 None
LDR 4104 Theories of Leadership 3 PR: LDR 2010 or LDR 3331 with a minimum grade of C- USFSM considers LDR 3003  as equivalent to LDR 2010; See advisor

Global

Course Number Title Credit Hours Requisites (KEY) Notes (KEY)
LDR 4114 Survey of Leadership Readings 3 None
LDR 4204 Ethics and Power in Leadership 3 None SMLE