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. The minor in Leadership Studies can be combined with any major offered by Marietta College. Based on a liberal-arts approach, the minor brings 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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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)


LEAD 101 (Foundations of Leadership)
LEAD 103 (Organizational Leadership)
LEAD 140 (Leadership Practicum I)
LEAD 201 (Theories and Models of Leadership)
LEAD 203 (Global Leadership)
LEAD 240 (Leadership Practicum II)
LEAD 301 (Ethical Leadership)

One Elective Course (See College Catalog List)

Experiential Component: One of the following (Internship, Study Abroad, Community Service Project)

Service-Learning: 100 hours of approved community service.

Learning Outcomes:

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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