The Leadership Studies minor offers Johns Hopkins Arts & Sciences, Engineering, and Peabody students a broad array of courses to assist in positioning themselves as leaders among their peers in entrepreneurial ventures in private industry, government, and academia. The minor offers a multidisciplinary approach that focuses on organizational and contextual aspects of leadership and personal development.
Some students simply take a course or two. Many choose to fulfill the eight-course Leadership Studies minor, pairing it with their engineering, liberal arts, or public health major. The minor’s four core courses provide a strong foundation in the fundamentals of entrepreneurial enterprises.
Students can then select any three upper-level courses to complete the minor or elect to focus further in the area of Social Enterprise.
Q: What are the requirements for the Leadership Studies minor?
A: To complete the minor, students must take four core courses: Introduction to Business, Financial Accounting, Leadership Theory, and Professional Writing and Communication or Oral Presentations. Additionally, students must complete three upper-level electives and the Leadership Studies Capstone course. Students can choose an optional focus area in which to complete their upper-level electives.
Q: Who can take Leadership Studies courses?
A: Leadership Studies courses are open to all Johns Hopkins Arts & Sciences, Engineering, and Peabody students.
Q: Do I have to declare the Leadership Studies minor in order to take Leadership Studies courses?
A: No. Students may choose to take only a course or two. They do not have to declare the minor.
Q: Do I have to select a focus area?
A: No. The focus areas are optional. Students may choose any three upper level electives listed as options for the Leadership Studies minor, or they may elect to follow a focus area. Additional focus areas are currently in development as options for the minor.
Q: I’ve already declared the Entrepreneurship & Management minor, but I am also interested in the Leadership Studies minor. Can I double minor?
A: Our common core allows for students to more easily minor in more than one CLE minor. Students may also double-count electives as long as they are listed as acceptable electives for each minor.
To complete the minor, students must take a total of eight courses:
FOUR CORE COURSES:
THREE UPPER ELECTIVES:
Students can select an optional focus area. If not pursuing a focus area, select any three courses from the second list below.
Social Enterprise Focus Area
Select one additional elective from the options below:
Non-Focus Area Path
Select any three courses from the list below:
EN.660.470 Leadership Studies Capstone
Please note the following:
It is necessary that all students interested in the minor make an appointment to speak with a CLE academic program coordinator to receive guidance about the program.
1. Please complete a minor declaration form online by logging into your Student Information System (SIS) account, clicking the “Registration” tab, selecting “Online Forms,” and then “Declare a new major/minor.”
2. Upon submission of the form, email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a meeting with the academic program coordinator.
3. During the meeting, the academic program coordinator will answer any questions you may have about the minor requirements and approve your declaration form.