Iowa State’s Leadership Studies Program, which is coordinated by the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics, has undergone several changes in the past year.
In November 2014, the 15-credit-hour minor in leadership studies was added to the program. And in February 2015, the 21-credit-hour certificate in community leadership and public service was renamed the certificate in leadership studies. These two credentials now compose the Leadership Studies Program.
Just recently, one more change was announced. Effective fall 2016, the course designator for leadership studies will change from CL PS to LD ST to mirror the change in the name of the program.
Courses with the LD ST designator include LD ST 122, “Leading with Purpose”; LD ST 270, “Campus Leadership Development”; LD ST 290, “Special Projects”; LD ST 322, “Leadership Styles and Strategies in a Diverse Society”; LD ST 333, “Women and Leadership”; LD ST 422, “ Leadership Capstone Seminar: Theory to Practice”; and LD ST 490, “Independent Study.”
The leadership studies minor and certificate are open to undergraduate students in all academic disciplines and colleges at Iowa State University. Students who earn the certificate or minor demonstrate substantial learning of leadership competencies through education, development and engagement activities.
For more information about the Leadership Studies Program or to set up an advising session, visit the Leadership Studies Program website at