Major in ANYTHING,


Do you want to learn how to create a positive change in your environment? Or how to better serve others? Add Oregon State's Leadership Minor today!

See what some of our students have to say about the Leadership minor:

"This minor is more than just knowledge from a textbook, it has shaped me outside of the classroom. It has helped me to realize the phrase ‘everyone can be a leader’ really is true, and that people can lead in their own way, even when they thought they never could." -Leadership minor graduate


"I urge everyone to take leadership courses, especially if you are shy or hesitant to the idea. The Leadership minor has added so much value to my life, both personally and professionally." -Leadership minor student


See what new heights you can reach with the Leadership Minor!

Wait... I can minor in Leadership? 

At Oregon State you can! The Leadership Minor is a 28-credit flexible minor that is designed to provide opportunities for you to learn and develop both your personal leadership and team leadership potential. 

Effective leadership is vital to the growth and success of society. Whether it's landing your dream job, starting a business, volunteering in your community or organizing a family, earning a minor in leadership online from Oregon State University will help you realize your personal and professional life goals. 

As a participant of this minor, you will experience and explore a diverse framework of leadership! Our advisors work with you personally to outline coursework and customized hands-on experiences that will equip you with the practical leadership skills that will best serve you as you continue your academic and career journey. This unique design to our leadership minor allows us to serve students from all departments and programs to complement their current studies. Whether you are a computer science major who wants to learn how to work better in team settings, or a volunteer coach who wants to be a better leader for youth, this minor can help a multitude of people hone in on their leadership skills. The Leadership Minor serves as a great complement to truly any major.


What kind of classes will I take? 

You will have the opportunity to take awesome classes such as...

-Team & Organizational Leadership Development

-Introduction to Adventure Programs

-Personal Leadership Development

-Leadership Through Conversations

-Leadership for Career Success

-Interpersonal Communication 

-Advanced Persuasion

-Ethics of Diversity

...just to name a few!

Who is the Leadership minor for? 

Everyone! This on-campus and Ecampus minor is intended for students of all different areas of academics, backgrounds, experiences, and walks of life. This minor is for those who want to develop their leadership, enhance professional competencies, and foster the skills necessary to meet the local, national, and international needs of our society. The Leadership minor is centered on leadership theory (education), trait/skill development (training), and application (development). It is designed to allow students to apply the coursework in a relevant and relational manner.

Specifically, the coursework focuses on major theories of leadership including contingency, path-goal, leader-member exchange theories as well as transformational, authentic, team, and servant leadership. Within each theory and type of leadership, students will be challenged to consider leadership ethics, leadership culture, gender in leadership, and integration of leadership into personal, civic, and social change. In addition, the elective courses allow students to pursue the development of trait and skill competencies necessary for employment in their chosen field. Students will then have the opportunity to directly apply their learning through a leadership internship, service learning project, or research opportunity. This minor helps students enact postive changes in themselves, their teams, and society.