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New Leadership minor at St. Bonaventure features course options from 13 departments ​

Oct 25, 2021

St. Bonaventure University now offers an 18-credit minor in Leadership.

The program, open to all degree-seeking undergraduate students regardless of their majors, offers a curriculum that spans academic schools at the university. The program features electives from 13 different academic departments.

The program stems from the Bonaventure mission of bringing out the best in every individual, preparing students for the challenges faced in their upcoming professional careers, and manifesting their values in becoming good citizens.

The scope of the leadership minor is to provide the tools that will enable students to ethically influence people though purpose, direction, and motivation.

Through mentorship, personal development and internship opportunities, the minor prepares students to serve effectively in formal and informal leadership roles on campus and in their lifelong pursuits.

Students who complete the minor will be equipped with the leadership skills sought by most organizations today: trustworthiness, and the ability to effectively communicate, motivate and delegate.

The program includes nine credits of leadership theory, six credits of leadership development, and three credits of a capstone experience. No single course is required; rather, students can choose from a wide-ranging suite of electives to fulfill the program requirements.


About the University: The nation’s first Franciscan university, St. Bonaventure University is a community committed to transforming the lives of our students inside and outside the classroom, inspiring in them a lifelong commitment to service and citizenship. St. Bonaventure was named the #5 regional university value in the North in U.S. News and World Report’s 2022 college rankings edition.