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Organizational Leadership Undergraduate Certificate

Organizational Leadership Undergraduate Certificate

Reference Number: 1721
Minimum Hours for Certificate: 12

This program is designed for students who want to enhance their leadership knowledge and skills for current or future activities in a broad range of organizations. Various disciplines have addressed leadership and developed a substantial body of related literature. The introductory course (LEAD 200 or LEAD 300) will give students a systematic introduction to these various perspectives and theories of leadership. Students are required to take LEAD 200 or 300 and LEAD 400. In addition, students take six hours of electives chosen from: LEAD 325, LEAD 330, LEAD 395, LEAD 440, or LEAD 450 or possibly 6 hours from the Joint Services Transcripts (Military). Chosen electives build from LEAD 200 / LEAD 300 and provide students an emphasis in various aspects of leadership. In the capstone course, students will be challenged to synthesize their understandings of leadership, articulate those understandings, and apply them in a demonstrable way that enhances their education and relates to their career and life goals.

The Leadership Studies Program will provide special lectures, workshops, seminars, and interactions with visiting
guest leaders who are renowned in their fields. In addition, the Leadership Studies Program will work with certificate seekers to identify opportunities for leadership participation and practice in their own professional or occupational fields.


Undergraduate Certificate

Choose 3 Hours: LEAD 200 or LEAD 300

Choose 9 Hours: LEAD 325, LEAD 330, LEAD 395, LEAD 400, LEAD 440, or LEAD 450, LEAD 465, Credits from Joint Services Transcript (JST)


Certificate Application Process

If you are adding a certificate program to a bachelor's degree, please do the following the semester prior to completion of the certificate program.

Step 1: Find the Certificate Program Reference Number and Name of Program in the Undergraduate Catalog

Step 2: Complete the Undergraduate Certificate Program Form.  The form MUST HAVE ALL SIGNATURES BEFORE BEING SENT TO THE REGISTRARS OFFICE.

Step 3: Obtain program approval signatures from department offering the certificate program - After signing this form, you can send it to Fallon Willoughby to gain the rest of the signatures. Please do not send it without signatures to the registrar's office.

Step 4: Pay the $15.00 application fee on TopNet

For more information about the cost of the program, average time to complete the program, and other important information, please visit our website at wku.edu/financialaid/certificates.php.

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 Last Modified 6/18/21