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Welcome to the Leadership Studies Program



The Leadership Studies Program is an interdisciplinary program designed for students in all majors, consisting of a 21-credit-hour leadership studies certificate and a 15-credit-hour leadership studies minor. The program is designed for undergraduate students in all academic disciplines and colleges at Iowa State University who, regardless of their profession, seek to develop their leadership skills.

By building on university courses offered in a variety of academic disciplines, the students completing either the certificate or minor have a strong foundation and appropriate experience in leadership, communication and organizational theory. Students who earn the certificate or minor demonstrate substantial learning of leadership competencies through education, development and engagement activities.

Meet with an adviser.

Are you already enrolled in the Leadership Studies Program? Like the Leadership Studies Program's Facebook page or join their Facebook group for information about upcoming events.

All students, whether enrolled in the Leadership Studies Program or not, can join the Leadership Studies Club.

ISU faculty, staff and student organizations: Request a leadership studies faculty member to speak at your class or campus event.


The Leadership Studies Program is coordinated by the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics at Iowa State University.