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Regardless of your career path, at some point you will be called to step up and lead. Leadership development, therefore, is a critical component of the college experience.

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Directly connected to our liberal arts core, leadership is a focus of every academic program we offer and in every facet of campus life. The minor and certificate in Leadership Studies can be combined with any major offered by Marietta College. Based on a liberal-arts approach, these academic tracks bring together students from a wide variety of academic interests. They all share a common goal: developing themselves as ethical leaders who make a difference.

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The McDonough Leadership Program is structured around three pillars: Knowledge (expanded knowledge of leadership concepts, theories, and models); Action (expanded leadership skills through guided experiential opportunities — critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork, oral communication); and Growth (the attainment of "Leadership Wisdom" through reflection, coaching, and mentoring).

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The Leadership Studies Program

At Marietta College

Open to students in all majors, the McDonough Leadership Program adds distinct leadership experiences to your Marietta education and equips students with the knowledge, practice and opportunity to lead.

The Minor in Leadership Studies

Check Out the Four-Year Plan for the Minor!

Requirements for the Minor

Successful Application and Acceptance into the McDonough Leadership Program
Participation in the EXCEL Workshop (the orientation event for incoming McDonough Scholars)
Experiential Component: One of the following (Internship, Study Abroad, Community Service Project)
Service-Learning: 100 hours of approved community service.

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The Certificate in Leadership Studies

The certificate academic track is especially designed for McDonough Scholars who are pursuing a demanding major that requires a heaviest course load during their junior and senior years. The certificate curriculum provides a strong foundation from which emerging leaders can see connections between their leadership development and their professional field of interest.

Check Out the Four-Year Plan for the Certificate!

Requirements for the Certificate

Successful Application and Acceptance into the McDonough Leadership Program
Participation in the EXCEL Workshop (the orientation event for incoming McDonough Scholars)
Service-Learning: 50 hours of approved community service.

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Interested in Leadership Studies?

Contact this Undergraduate Program

Dr. Alexandra Perry • 740.376.4749 • akp004@marietta.edu

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