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Honors College

Leadership Minor

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Honors College

703 S. High Street
West Chester, PA 19382

Phone: 610-436-2996
Fax: 610-436-2620

Dr. Kevin Dean

Michelle Wills
Administrative Assistant

Leadership Minor

Civic and Professional Leadership (CPL)

The minor provides a vehicle for students to engage in leadership study. The program offers intellectual learning communities where students from multiple disciplinary areas can identify and acquire an understanding of leadership theory and leadership skills. For centuries people believed leaders were born and not made and most often came from places of privilege and/or nobility. Today's theoretical understanding of leadership debunks this antiquated notion and sees everyone with leadership potential and leadership as a set of teachable theory and practice. Vocations from a wide an inclusive spectrum prize individuals who show willingness to knowledgably step forward and demonstrate civic engagement.

The minor in Civic and Professional Leadership Studies, housed in the Honors College, welcomes all students on campus.

Any student may apply for the minor if they complete HON 110 or CPL 120 – Leadership Theories for Today’s Societies with a C+ or better.

*Students who served as Discussion Leaders [DL] for HON 110 can apply for a waiver;

  • Beyond HON 110 and/or CPL 120, to receive the minor, students need to complete:
    • A minimum of three HON seminars
    • A 300-level CPL seminar allowing students to directly focus leadership lessons within their academic majors

Send completed applications to

Michelle Wills
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