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New Brunswick Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2024 School of Environmental and Biological Sciences Programs of Study Minors and Certificate Programs Minor in Leadership Skills (21-22 credits)  

Minor in Leadership Skills (21-22 credits)

Adviser: Lisa Brockenbrough Sanon-Jules, Civic Square Building Room 142, 848-932-5202

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Employers consistently report leadership as one of several skill priorities that is increasingly important in the workplace and increasingly difficult to find among job applicants. Prospective employees with knowledge and experience in leadership have an important competitive edge over others. Students who obtain the minor in leadership skills will have that edge, setting them apart from other students in their career search.

Through the minor in leadership skills students will develop and hone their knowledge and skills in critical areas including group processes, team dynamics, ethics, conflict management, communication, and advocacy. Students will develop a personal leadership philosophy, apply critical thinking skills, and hone their leadership style. Whether students continue on to graduate school, enter the workforce, or choose another path, they will have the knowledge, perspective, and skills to make a leadership contribution in their future endeavors.

The Leadership Minor includes over 20 courses offered at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences from which students can choose. Principles of Leadership, Stewardship and Leadership, Self Leadership, Building Leadership Character, The Cross Cultural Leader, Inclusive Leadership, and Leadership and Social Change are 200-level courses which establish the foundation for the curriculum.

At the 300 level, Presentation Skills: Advocating for Change, Communication for Today's Leader, The Ethical Leader, Emotionally Intelligent Leadership, Facilitating Effective Meetings, Parliamentary Procedures, and Conflict Management Practicum immerse students in the issues and challenges leaders face and build the skills they need to become effective leaders.

Group Process/Team Dynamics, International Relations: Leadership for Sustainable Development Practicum, Leadership in Practice: Designing Your Success, and Transformational Leadership are 400-level courses which expand the scope and further prepare students for working with and leading others.

Additional electives available include Foundations of Volunteer Management, Grant Development and Management, Leading Nonprofit Organizations, Foundations of Program Planning, and Building Community Partnerships, which provide emphasis on leadership skills within the nonprofit arena.

Through the Minor in Leadership Skills students have the opportunity to integrate knowledge and skills from their major with leadership knowledge and skills preparing them for application within the context of their community and workplace during their studies at the university and afterwards in their careers.


The leadership minor will:
  • introduce students to leadership theory, methods, and models as the underpinning to responsible leadership behavior;
  • provide students the opportunity to develop their interests, knowledge, and skills in leadership while completing their major requirements;
  • prepare students while on campus to serve in formal and informal leadership roles while on campus;
  • enhance students ability to think critically about leadership and the world around them;
  • build students personal leadership development agenda for action and service;
  • engage students to effectively organize and lead others
  • prepare students to serve as a responsible leader.

Required Courses (15 credits)

11:607:200  Principles of Leadership (3)
11:607:382  Conflict Management Practicum (3)
11:607:385  The Ethical Leader (3)
11:607:485  Group Process/Team Dynamics (3)

AND One of the following two courses:

11:607:380  Communication for Today's Leader (3) or 11:607:381  Presentation Skills: Advocating for Change (3)

Electives (3 credits)
At least three credits from the following courses:

11:607:201  Stewardship and Leadership (3)
11:607:202  Leadership and Social Change (3)
11:607:203  Foundations of Volunteer Management (3)
11:607:204  Self Leadership (2)
11:607:211  Building Leadership Character (1.5)
11:607:250  The Cross Cultural Leader (3)
11:607:255  Inclusive Leadership (1.5)
11:607:364  Grant Development and Management (3)
11:607:380  Communication for Today's Leader (3) (if not taken as required course)
11:607:381  Presentation Skills: Advocating for Change (3) (if not taken as required course)
11:607:383  Meeting Management/Parliamentary Procedures (1.5)
11:607:384  Emotionally Intelligent Leadership (1.5)
11:607:388  Facilitating Effective Meetings (1.5)
11:607:400  Leadership of Nonprofit Organizations (3)
11:607:401  Foundations of Program Planning (3)
11:607:402  Building Community Partnerships (3)
11:707:484  Practical Leadership Applications in Agricultural Science (4)
11:607:486  Leadership in Practice: Designing Your Success (3)
11:607:487  Transformational Leadership (3)
11:607:488  International Relations: Leadership for Sustainable Development Practicum-Travel Seminar (4)

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