The Minor in Leadership Studies is designed to provide students with in-depth knowledge of leadership theory, skills, and experience through a rigorous and multi-disciplinary program of study. Students will complete the program by applying their knowledge and skills through a project based experiential learning course. The minor currently comprises of three tracks – Business, Global Engineering Leadership & Public Policy, offered through the Institute for Leadership & Entrepreneurship at the Scheller College of Business, the College of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the School of Public Policy at the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts. Students apply for one of the three tracks, and upon acceptance, enter the program to begin a prescribed 15 credit hour course of study (Business / Public Policy) or 18 credit hour course of study (Global Engineering Leadership) while satisfying requirements for a bachelor's degree in their major.
Rebecca Yoo + Aaron Bivins - Experience in Bolivia
Rebecca Yoo, a senior, is studying Civil Engineering with a focus in Environmental Systems. Aaron Bivens is a PhD student in Environmental Engineering with an emphasis on drinking water quality. Two years ago, Aaron was a Teaching Assistant in a class Rebecca was taking called Environmental Technologies in Developing Countries. They traveled to Bolivia twice together with this course with Rebecca serving as a TA alongside Aaron on the 2nd trip. They are now friends and came together again to discuss a little bit about what they’ve learned from their work and research in international settings.
“The courses I took associated with the minor were some of the most valuable I had during my undergraduate career.” - Elizabeth Gwinn, Bachelor's in Environmental Engineering in May 2015