Leadership, Minor

A curriculum spanning across academic schools; providing students with a focused leadership instruction and making St. Bonaventure students sought after for their competence and professionalism.  The program stems from the Bonaventure Mission of bringing out the best in every individual, preparing students for the challenges faced in their upcoming professional careers, and manifesting their values in becoming good citizens.  The scope of the leadership minor is to provide the tools for students to allow them to ethically influence people though purpose, direction, and motivation.

Minor Requirements: 

Students map out a program of study that includes 9 credits of Leadership Theory, 6 credits of Leadership Development, and 3 credits of a Capstone experience totaling 18 credits.

The Leadership minor is open to all undergraduate degree-seeking students regardless of their majors.

Program Goals:

  1. Provide students a curricular outcome of their leadership theory and experiences on campus.
  2. Empower students to connect leadership to their personal and professional growth, their major, and to a community of practice. 
  3. Prepare students to serve effectively in formal and informal leadership roles on campus and in their lifelong pursuits.
  4. To showcase individual student interests and goals through mentorship, personal development strategies, and internship placements.

Student Learning outcomes: 

  1. Students will describe, apply and criticize major leadership theories, and assess their own leadership qualities in relation to theoretical principles.
  2. Students will understand leadership ethics and service to others and assess leadership behaviors in an ethical context.
  3. Students will understand the methods and skills needed for critical thinking and decision-making and be prepared to interpret situations and cases beyond simple scenarios.
  4. Students will understand the importance of civic engagement and community activism as measured through volunteerism, community and campus service, team projects and class assignments.
  5. Students will understand, synthesize, and evaluate self-leadership preparation by effective communication as measured by a final portfolio.
Leadership Theory:Principles Electives (choose one)3
FOUND OF OFFICERSHIP
or MS-102
BASIC LEADERSHIP
ETHICAL LEADERSHIP:FRANCISCAN VALUES
MGMT & ORGANIZA.BEHAVIOR
SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
Leadership Theory:Skills Electives (choose two)6
LEADERSHIP/PROB.SOLVING
or MS-302
LEADERSHIP AND ETHICS
INTRODUCTION TO CRITICAL THINKING
or SC-301
STRATEGIC WRITING & PROFESSIONAL COMM
EFFECTIVE SPEAKING & PRESENTATIONS
PUBLIC SPEAKING
SOCIOLOGY OF INEQUALITY
Professional Communication
ADV ORAL & WRITTEN COMM.
Leadership Development Electives (choose two)6
PRINC & PRACT OF PUB RELATIONS
POLITICAL THOUGHT
or ML-300
INTRO INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION
INTRO TO BUSINESS ANALYTICS
PERSONNEL/HUMAN RESOURCE
PHIL/PRINC INTERSCHOLASTIC ATH
or SC-210
SOCIAL MEDIA IN SOCIETY/BUSINESS
or SC-302
GLOBAL MARKETING & COMMUNICATION
MARKETING & COMMUNICATION IN PUBLIC HEALTH
Leadership Experience Electives (choose one)3
LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT
or MS-402
OFFICERSHIP
GENERAL EDUCATION INTERNSHIP
GENERAL EDUCATION SERVICE LEARNING
Total Credits18

A leadership portfolio is to be provided as a part of the Leadership Experience