Minor in Leadership Studies, Oskin Leadership Institute

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Focus your studies with a leadership minor and become the ethical leader the workforce needs.

While leadership is already embedded in the Widener curriculum, a leadership minor enables students to further develop their leadership skill set to become effective leaders. Coursework prepares students to understand leadership theories, styles, and practices as well as develop targeted skills to critically assess, reflect, and learn from their own experiences.

Leadership minors are available to all Widener undergraduates, regardless of major.

Proposed Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the leadership minor, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate understanding and recognition of relevant theories, styles, and practices of effective leadership
  2. Critically assess, reflect, and learn from personal leadership experiences
  3. Model leadership as an influencing process
  4. Consistently practice the four key attributes of professional and civic leadership (integrity, initiative, collaboration, decision-making skills)

Minor Requirements

To qualify for a minor in leadership, students must complete a total of 18 credits.

  • One introductory Leadership Theory course (3 credits, aligns with Outcomes 1 and 3)
  • Three Leadership-in-Context courses, ranging across the Widener course catalogue
  • Nine credits (aligns with Outcomes 1 and 3).
  • Two Leadership Development modules (1.5 credits each, aligns with Outcome 4)
  • One Leadership Capstone course (3 credits, aligns with Outcomes 1-4, especially Outcome 2)


For more information about the leadership minor, please contact oskininstitute@widener.edu or call 610-990-8962.