Minor in Leadership

Learn the skills you need to become an effective leader.

Offered by the Department of Communication, Journalism and Public Relations, Park University’s Leadership Minor is designed to develop creative, effective leaders who are ready to excel in the complex organizations of a global society.

Students in this program will prepare to be lifelong learners in communication, civic engagement and management, and will develop interpersonal skills that can be applied in any industry at home or abroad.

Locations & Learning Options

As a student in Park University’s Leadership Minor program, you will be able to take face-to-face classes at our Parkville, Missouri campus. You may also take classes online.

The Minor in Leadership requires a minimum of 18 completed credit hours. Refer to your catalog for a complete listing of coursework for this degree.


  • Parkville, MO
  • Online

Minor – 18 HOURS, 2.0 GPA

CA 233 Introduction to Leadership …………….. 3 cr.

CA 235 Multicultural Communication ………… 3 cr.

CA 492 Capstone: Organizational Leadership .. 3 cr.

CA 493 Leadership for Civic Engagement ……. 3 cr.

Choose two of the following, not from the same discipline.

CA 475 Case Studies in Communication

Leadership (3 cr.)

HR 310 Leadership and Team Building (3 cr.)

PA 333 Public Management and Leadership (3 cr.)

PC 321 Interpersonal Conflict Resolution (3 cr.)

PS 341 Positive Psychology (3 cr.)

PS 301 Social Psychology (3 cr.)

And other courses upon approval of advisor and department

TOTAL …………………………………….. 18 cr.

Learn principles of quality communication and effective organizational management.

Core courses in organizational leadership, multicultural communication and leadership for civic engagement give you the knowledge base you need to pursue leadership positions at any organization.


Our programs will prepare you for a career as a:

  • Business Continuity Planner
  • Emergency Management Director
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Program Highlights

As you pursue the Minor in Leadership at Park University, a capstone course in organizational leadership explores contemporary organizations and the pervasiveness of communication in all aspects of organizational life, emphasizing the role of the leader in problem solving and decision making. Choose from interdisciplinary electives in team building, positive or social psychology, or interpersonal conflict resolution, among other options.


At Park University, our faculty members are experts in many fields of leadership. We are here to guide you in your academic and professional development.


Dr. Lora Cohn

Associate Professor of Communication

Dr. Mark Noe

Professor of Communication

Steven Youngblood

Associate Professor of Communication

Related programs

Park University’s degree programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Park University is a private, non-profit, institution of higher learning since 1875.