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    Sep 30, 2023  
American University Catalog 2022-2023 
American University Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Leadership and Ethical Development (Undergraduate Certificate)

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Taken concurrently with a College of Arts and Sciences  major, this four-year, undergraduate certificate program nurtures a select number of talented students in the skills and knowledge required to be effective leaders in the arts and the sciences and whatever endeavor they undertake.

Admission to the Program

Incoming first-year students in the College of Arts and Sciences and first-year students in their first semester in the College of Arts and Sciences are invited to apply for the certificate program.

Certificate Requirements

Course Requirements

First Year (2 credit hours)

Disciplinary (3 credit hours)

  • 3 credit hours from courses in the student’s discipline or related disciplines as approved by the program director, including an independent study project or Community Service-Learning project, which explore leadership through the disciplinary lens, theoretically and experientially. Using the learning objectives associated with these requirements, the program director helps students identify appropriate classes and work with their faculty to design/modify assignments such that they provide a meaningful addition to the leadership curriculum

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