Leadership Studies Minor (LDAG)

The undergraduate Minor in Leadership Studies (LDAG) provides students with formal instruction of leadership theory and practices necessary to be successful leaders in future career roles. The 15-hour curriculum prepares students to be effective industry, community, and organizational leaders. Students explore leadership roles in their future contexts, develop an awareness of personal leadership characteristics, and apply leadership theories and models to future professional experiences. The coursework includes nine credits of foundational leadership concepts, and six credits of advanced leadership concepts.

Eligibility Requirements to Declare Minor in Leadership Studies

  1. Students are encouraged to have completed or be currently enrolled in ALED 202.
  2. Students must have a cumulative 2.0 GPR or higher and be in good standing with Texas A&M University.
  3. Students must have the ability to successfully complete 15 hours of coursework before graduation – meaning 3 to 4 long semesters.
  4. Students must have a declared major.

Courses Requirements 
All credits for the Minor in Leadership Studies must be passed with a grade of C or higher. During your final course in the minor, you will be asked to complete a portfolio of your time in the minor, detailing what you have learned.

Required Foundational Courses (9 credits)

  • ALED 202—Introduction to Leadership
  • ALED 301—Personal Leadership Education
  • ALED 340—Survey of Leadership Theory [section does not meet the University’s Communication intensive graduation requirement]

Required Advanced Courses (6 credits)

  • ALED 424—Applied Ethics in Leadership
  • ALED 440—Leading Change [section does not meet the University’s Writing intensive graduation requirement]

If you are interested in adding LDAG as a minor, please see the LDAG Minor overview, and schedule an appointment with Dr. Allison Dunn, the Leadership Studies Minor advisor, via email at aldunn@tamu.edu.  Please be as detailed as possible in the email so the advisor can better assist you.

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