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Program Curriculum

Required Core Courses (3 Hours)

  • LEAD 500: Effective Leadership Studies

Elective Courses (6 Hours)

Pick 2 electives with advisor approval from the following 3 categories:

1. Ethics and Social Responsibility (3 Hours)

  • ECON 434G: Economics of Poverty & Discrimination
  • GEOG 580: Problems in Urban Geography
  • PS 538: Ethics and Bureaucracy
  • HCA 555: Healthcare Preparedness & Leadership
  • HCA 544: Healthcare Systems Design & Behavior
  • LEAD 525: Ethics and Leadership
  • NURS 501/508: Nursing, Politics & Health Policy/Adv. Issues
  • PH 447G: Human Values and the Health Sciences
  • PH 583: Public Health Administration
  • PSY 541: Professional Ethics and Issues in Psychology
  • PSY 670: EEO, the Law, and Ethical Considerations
  • WOMN 545: Feminist Knowledge and Social Change

 2. Human Relations (3 Hours)

  • BA 500: Management Dynamics
  • BA 510: Organizational Theory
  • BA 560: Contemp. Human Resource Man.
  • CNS 555: Social & Cultural Diversity in Couns.
  • COMM 561: Multinational Business Comm.
  • COMM 564: Crisis Communication
  • COMM 565: Communication and Conflict
  • COMM 578: Seminar in Interpersonal Comm.
  • COMM 586: Processes of Group Communication
  • ECON 595: Labor and Human Resource Econ.
  • EDAD 590: Administration of School Personnel
  • PS 541: Public Personnel Administration
  • HCA 542: Health Services Human Resources Man.
  • HIST 505: Cultural Diversity in American History
  • NURS 528: Leadership & Man. in Nursing Administration
  • PSY 571: Personnel Psychology
  • PSY 572: Organizational Psychology
  • SOCL 542: Community
  • WOMN 555: Global & Cross-Cultural Persp. on Women

 3. Critical Thinking and Empirical Assessment (3 Hours)

  • BA 501: Survey of Economics
  • BA 511: Applied Micro Theory of Econ.    
  • BA 512: Problem Solving, Data Modeling,...
  • COMM 502: Research Methods in Comm.
  • COMM 544: Persuasive Communication
  • EDFN 500: Research Methods
  • NURS 510: Graduate Nursing Research
  • PS 545: Seminar in Public Policy Analysis
  • PS 546: Public Policy Evaluation
  • PH 501: Research Methods
  • PH 591: Health Program Evaluation
  • SOCL 513: Quantitative Methods of Social Research

*Or other electives as approved by our advisors.

Capstone (3 Hours)

  • LEAD 600: Leadership Capstone Experience

Total: 12 Credit Hours

Please note the following as you plan your program of study:

  • Students admitted to graduate studies at WKU can elect to pursue the graduate certificate by itself or with advisor approval in conjunction with a masters program in a specific discipline.

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 Last Modified 12/7/16