Welcome to the Department of Leadership Studies
The Department of Leadership Studies’ purpose is to equip all Citadel students with the knowledge and the tools to be principled leaders. We do this through overseeing all credit-bearing academic leadership courses (LDRS-prefix), the Leadership Studies Minor, as well as through our graduate programs: Master of Science in Leadership, Graduate Certificate in Leadership, and Graduate Certificate in Military Leadership.
The mission of the Department of Leadership Studies is to enhance the ability of students from any academic background to perform effectively as principled leaders in their present or future leadership roles. The program utilizes interdisciplinary courses to engage students in comprehensive learning about leadership in applied contexts. At various points, the curriculum allows students to tailor the focus of their study toward individual and career interests.
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