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The Leadership in Student Affairs minor (15 hours) provides students with knowledge and skills related to working in higher education in areas related to student affairs programs and services. Students will take coursework in the history and foundations of student affairs, college student development theory, administrative practices, environmental management, and program design and development. Students will have a field experience (internship) working in a student affairs functional unit at the conclusion of their coursework. In addition there are a number of elective courses approved to complete the 15 hour requirement.

Required Courses

  • ECHD 4400 Introduction to Leadership in Student Affairs
    Students will explore college student affairs leadership via historical and philosophical perspectives, theoretical underpinnings, administrative practices, functional area programs and services, and essential competencies for professional practice in the field. (Offered in the fall)
  • ECHD 4410 Intentional Program Development and Assessment
    Students will learn intentional programming and assessment and the essential competencies necessary for leading a student affairs organization. (Offered in the spring; Pre-requisite ECHD 4400)
  • ECHD 4420 Working with College Students
    Students will develop an understanding of college student characteristics, college student development theories in leadership, and student success. (Offered in the fall)
  • ECHD 5840 Student Affairs Internship
    Internships will expose students to an array of the professional roles, functions, and activities relevant to the student affairs setting, including working with other programs/offices within the setting. (Offered in spring; Pre-requisites ECHD 4400 and ECHD 4420)

The Student Affairs Leadership minor program is a partnership between the College Student Affairs Administration program and the Division of Student Affairs. Courses are taught by faculty in the College Student Affairs Administration program and by adjunct faculty who are student affairs professionals on campus. This minor can complement many majors, enhance leadership and involvement on campus, strengthen transferable skills, and provide a strong background for continuing graduate study in college student affairs.

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