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Welcome to the Department of Leadership Studies

The mission of the Department of Leadership Studies is to enhance the ability of students from any academic background to perform effectively as principled leaders in their present or future leadership roles. The program utilizes interdisciplinary courses to engage students in comprehensive learning about leadership in applied contexts. At various points, the curriculum allows students to tailor the focus of their study toward individual and career interests.

The Department oversees all credit-bearing academic leadership courses (LDRS-prefix) and related programs, to include a Master of Science in Leadership, a Graduate Certificate in Leadership, a Graduate Certificate in Military Leadership, and an undergraduate Minor in Leadership Studies.

Department Hours Schedule:

Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM


Academic Programs

Graduate Programs Undergraduate Programs
Master of Science in Leadership
Graduate Certificate in Leadership
Graduate Certificate in Military Leadership
Undergraduate Minor in Leadership Studies
Sophomore Seminar in Principled Leadership


ROTC Fulfillment Program

Upper level students who are not pursuing a military contract will fulfill their ROTC requirement by taking a 3-credit-hour leadership-oriented class each semester during their Junior and Senior years. Each non-contracting student is responsible for successfully completing one ROTC fulfillment class in each semester in residence of the junior and senior year. All non-contracting students must take LDRS 371 (or BADM 371 for Business major students).

The remaining ROTC fulfillment courses include two groups of classes: Leadership Studies minor classes (in Leadership Studies, Political Science, History, Education, English, Health and Human Performance, Biology, Ethics, Psychology, or Project Management); as well as high-impact practices classes such as capstones, internships, or undergraduate research classes.

If classes from a student’s major are included among the ROTC fulfillment classes, the student may use them to count both for the major and for ROTC fulfillment. A student may also use the fulfillment courses to also satisfy major or elective requirements, provided that there are electives in the student’s degree plan.


For Faculty: Course Proposal Form for Minor in Leadership Studies


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For Questions or More Information,
please call 843-953-8401.

Department of Leadership Studies
Bond Hall Room 364
171 Moultrie Street
Charleston, SC 29409

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