Sep 18, 2021  
2013-2014 General Catalog 

Leadership Certificate

Director: James H. McDonald
OM 205 ~ (435) 586-7898

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences administers an interdisciplinary academic program in Leadership. The goal of the Leadership certificate is to develop a core of leadership from passionate, well educated, and engaged graduates who will go on to improve public policy and increase community involvement. The making of Everyday Leaders can positively change the world.

Students must submit a program of study to the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at least two semesters prior to graduation. Courses and grades must also be reported to the program director one semester before the student’s intended date of graduation. Students who may wish to substitute courses not listed in the certificate’s program of study must obtain prior approval from the program director.

Requirements for the Leadership Certificate:

  1. Students must submit a program of study with the program director at least two semesters prior to graduation.
  2. Students must complete at least six courses: five courses from the Required Course List established for the certificate program and one practical application course from the approved list. A total of 18 credits is required.
  3. All requests for course substitutions and transfer credit must be approved by the program director.
  4. Students must complete courses in the program with a 3.0 grade point average.
  5. A Final Approval Form which lists courses taken for the certificate must be submitted to the program director along with a current transcript the semester before they intend to graduate.
  6. All courses must be completed with at least a “C”.
  7. The Certificate of Leadership is granted to students who meet Southern Utah University’s requirements for graduation with a Bachelor of Arts/Science degree.

Required Course List

Students must take one course from five of the six sections listed below for a total of 15 credits.

Practical Application Courses

Students must take one of the following (3 credits minimum).

  • Internship
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors
  • Research
  • Service Learning