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Minor in Leadership Development

Sharpening the skills and shaping the consciences of future leaders

The Perfect Complement to Any Major

“We strive to develop each student as a whole person – mind, body, and soul. At the same time, we challenge them to make a difference in our world through leadership and service.”

– Robert L. Niehoff, S.J., President Emeritus of John Carroll University

Like leadership itself, the Leadership Development minor is interdisciplinary in nature, with students completing courses from three academic areas. With 12 of the required 18 credits also fulfilling JCU's core curriculum requirements, the minor has the flexibility to align with the needs and interests of individual students with different major fields of study.

The Leadership Development minor provides students with opportunities to stretch their leadership capacitites through a series of courses that will force them to discern about and recognize their individual approaches to leadership, teach them the effects that leaders can have on followers and justice issues, and develop their abilities to recognize opportunities to create change.

Click here to learn more about the Leadership Development Minor.

Questions about the Leadership Development minor? Contact the director Dr. Kyle O’Dell at