Leadership, one of the university’s core values, is an important skill for students to develop during the undergraduate education regardless of discipline. The Certificate of Leadership at Augusta University exposes students to leadership theory and practice, guides students in leadership development and offers students opportunities to gain significant leadership experiences. After completing this course, students will have developed leadership competencies in Communication, Problem Solving, Leadership, Professionalism, and Teamwork.
The Certificate of Leadership is an embedded certificate, meaning that it allows students to earn an additional certification while completing coursework required for the declared undergraduate degree. The Certificate is housed in the Center for Instructional Innovation located in University Hall 235; our staff can be reached at 706-737-1742. This is an embedded certificate.
Undergraduate students in any program of study may declare the intention to pursue the Certificate of Leadership. Students may seek entry into the Certificate of Leadership by enrolling in the foundational LDRS 2000 course and/or speaking with his/her academic advisor. Interested students should complete the Declaration of Major, Minor, or Certificate Form and submit this form to the Registrar’s office in Rains Hall.
Although the full certificate requirements may be completed in less than one year, it is ideal that students enroll in LDRS 2000 during the second semester of the freshman year or during the sophomore year.
For more information on admissions requirements, please visit the Office of Admissions website. https://www.augusta.edu/admissions/
Progression & Graduation Requirements
Students must complete the following prerequisites with a C or better: ENGL 1100 or ENGL 1113 and COMS 1100 or COMM 1110.
Students wishing to earn the Certificate of Leadership will complete at least 9-12 hours of approved course work with a C or better.
Specifically, the program requires 3 credits of an approved foundational class in leadership. Subsequent to the foundation course, students must take 2 approved bridge courses, and Leadership 4960 or other approved Leadership experience. Finally,students must enroll in the Leadership Capstone seminar (LDRS 4999, 0 cr) the final semester of the program. Bridge courses, leadership experience and Leadership Capstone may be taken simultaneously.
Students are responsible for working with the Certificate of Leadership Program Director to ensure that required assignments are contributed to the student’s portfolio.
Program Length: 1 Year
CIP Code: 13.1401
Program Code: 1CER0-LEDR