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Department of Leadership Studies
Fort Hays State University
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Phone: 785-628-4303
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Leadership Certificates

Certificate-New"I don't have a lot of opportunities to add extra hours to my degree program. Can I still incorporate leadership development into my educational path?" Whether you are a freshman with loads of credit hours staring you in the face, or a senior with a small amount of wiggle room, the Leadership Certificates will work for you! These certificate programs are designed to enhance a student's collegiate experience and add value to their current degree program and subsequent career.

Once students complete one of the Leadership Studies Certificates, they will receive a certificate of completion that is a nice addition to a resume. Click here for a printable version of the certificate curriculum.

Leadership Studies Certificate Courses:

This 9 credit hour certificate program introduces students to the basic components of leadership theory and behaviors. LDRS 300 explores "What" is leadership, LDRS 302 examines "How" to do leadership, and LDRS 310 provides the reason "For" leadership through a service-learning experience.

TOTAL HOURS: 9 Credit Hours

Global Leadership Certificate Courses:

This 12 credit hour certificate program is designed to develop leaders who will possess the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to lead change in complex global environments. Participants in the certificate program will learn to facilitate change within their local, civic, and organizational surroundings, while also acting in accordance with social responsibility to address world issues.

  • LDRS 300 Introduction to Leadership Concepts (3 Credit Hours)
  • IDS 407 Global Challenges (formerly IDS 111) (3 Credit Hours)
  • SOC 460 Comparative Cultures and Societies - or -
    Approved Study Abroad Experience (3 Credit Hours)
  • LDRS 460 Global Leadership (3 Credit Hours)

TOTAL HOURS: 12 Credit Hours

To fill out the Intent to Complete the Global Leadership Certificate Form, click here.
For LDRS Core Course Rotation, click here.

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