Leadership: Cross Disciplinary Perspectives (24SLC)


The Leadership: Cross Disciplinary Perspectives minor is a 15-hour minor that is designed for students who seek to gain greater knowledge and understanding of leadership perspectives from a variety of academic fields of study. The coursework is composed of courses grounded in theory, inquiry, and application. The student has the opportunity to select the specific courses which best fulfill his/her needs while maintaining a broad perspective on leadership across fields of study. The student in the minor may be preparing for graduate work or any field of study within the university.


  • Completion of a minimum of 15 required credit hours.
  • A minimum overall GPA of 2.5 in the minor.
  • Students may not take minor coursework on a credit only (pass/fail) or S/U basis.
  • Four college discipline areas need to be represented toward minor requirements.
  • The program coordinator will certify the minor prior to graduation.
  • A minimum of 12 of the 15 required hours must be completed at NC State.
  • The minor must be completed no later than the final semester in which the student expects to graduate from his or her degree program. Paperwork for certification must be completed no later than during the registration period for the student’s final semester at NC State.
  • Students are required to take one 3hr course, SLC 250.
  • In addition, there are three categories related to leadership that students need to select courses: Cross-Functioning Teams; Ethics/Values; and Leadership.
  • Students are required to take 3hrs from each category, totaling 12hrs toward the minor.
  • For the remaining 3hrs, students can select from any of the three categories to meet requirements of the 15 credit hour minor

Required Courses (3 hours)

Elective Courses

Cross-Functioning Teams (3 hours):

Choose 1:

  • AEE 350 Personal Leadership Development in Agriculture and Life Sciences (No prerequisite)
  • El 201 Exploring Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurial Thinking (No prerequisite)
  • LPS 205 International Leadership for the Public Sector (DE) (No prerequisite)
  • LPS 302 Diversity and Leadership in the Public Sector (DE) (No prerequisite)
  • MIE 201 Introduction to Business Processes
  • USC 240 Leadership  and Coalition Building in Diverse Communities (Prerequisite: Class Level = Sophomore, Junior, or Senior)
  • NS210 Leadership and Management (No pre-requisite)

Values/Ethics (3 hours):

Choose 1:

  • AEE 323 Leadership Development in Agriculture  and Life Sciences (No prerequisite)
  • AEE 332 Youth Leadership Development (Prerequisite: AEE 323)
  • AEE 350 Personal Leadership Development in Agriculture  and Life Sciences (No prerequisite)
  • EAC 301 Introduction to Leadership Fundamentals (Prerequisite: Class Level = Sophomore, Junior, or Senior)
  • MIE 306 Managing Ethics in Organizations
  • MS 101 Introduction  to Leadership and Values I (Prerequisite: Class Level= Freshman or Sophomore)
  • NS 420 Leadership and Ethics (Prerequisite: Class Level = Senior)
  • PRT/HESM  215 Principles and Practices of Outdoor Leadership  (No prerequisite)
  • SLC 300 Leading with an Ethical Perspective

Leadership (3 hours):

Choose 1:

  • AEE 434 Collaborative Leadership: Building Partnerships Across Community Programs  (AEE 323 encouraged but not required)
  • AEE 460 Organizational Leadership Development in Agriculture and Life Sciences (Prerequisite: AEE 323)
  • AFS 344 Leadership in African American  Communities  (No prerequisite)
  • AS 321 –Air Force Leadership Studies I (Prerequisite: Successful completion of Field Training)
  • AS 322- Air Force Leadership Studies II (Prerequisite: Successful completion of Field Training)
  • COM 466 Nonprofit Leadership & Development (No prerequisite)
  • EMA 110 Introduction to Arts Entrepreneurship (No prerequisite)
  • HESA 229: Scuba Leadership (Prerequisite: HESA 227 or equivalent
  • PRT/HESM 215 Principles and Practices of Outdoor Leadership (No
  • LPS 200: Introduction to Public Leadership (DE) (No prerequisite)
  • MS 201 Intermediate Leadership Theory (No prerequisite)
  • MS 301 Military Leadership and Training Management (Prerequisite:
    ROTC advanced course cadet)
  • PRT 359: Leadership and Supervision in Recreation (Prerequisite: PRT
  • SLC 450 Applied Leadership Skill-Building within an Internship Experience


Students are required to meet with the contact person for the minor to discuss expectations established for the Leadership: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives minor and complete an application form.


Dr. Acker will certify completion of the minor. The minor must be completed no later than the semester in which the student expects to graduate from his or her degree program. Paperwork for certification should be completed no later than during the registration period for the student’s final semester at NC State.

Contact Person

Dr. Debbie Reno Acker
210 McKimmon Center

SIS Code: 24SLC