Leadership Studies

The minor in Leadership Studies will prepare students of all majors to study the qualities and skills of effective leaders. 

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Program Highlights

Study the qualities and skills of effective leaders as you enhance your own leadership abilities and hone ethical decision-making skills.

The Leadership Studies minor emphasizes the ethical, cultural, historical, organizational, philosophical, political, psychological, and societal dimensions of leadership.

Students will learn the nature of leadership, examine strategies for effecting change and practice ways to become a better leader in multicultural contexts.

Career Paths

The Leadership Studies Minor prepares graduates to serve as leaders in their professions and in their community.  


Degrees Offered



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Course Catalog

Minor Requirements

Office Hours

Mon.–Fri., 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Admissions and Aid

A degree from a private university like Dominican University of California is more accessible than you might think. For most students there is no application fee and we don't ask for test scores. We're also proud to say that more than 99 percent of our first-year incoming students receive financial aid, which makes paying for school within reach.

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Faculty and Staff

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Denise Lucy, EdD

Executive Director, Institute of Leadership Studies Professor, Business and Organizational Studies
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Courtney Budesa

Director of Internships and Professional Development Integrative Coach
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Thomas Cavanagh, PhD

Associate Professor of Management
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Erin Aradi, MA

Assistant Dean for Academic Programs
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Sarah Lee, PhD

Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior and Management
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Barowsky School of Business

The Business School's stand-alone minors allow you to combine a solid business education with another discipline, providing the theoretical knowledge and practical skills you need to earn your undergraduate degree.

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