School of Management
Northern Leadership Center

Minor only

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The minor in leadership and management is administered by the Northern Leadership Center. Its purpose is to strengthen the abilities of UAF graduates to lead and contribute effectively in both the public and private spheres, especially in the Alaska economy.


  1. Complete two of the following:
    LEAD/BA F470--Leadership Theory and Development*--3 credits
    LEAD/BA F472--Leading Change*--3 credits
    HSEM/LEAD F456--Leadership and Influence During Crisis*--3 credits
  2. Complete 9 credit hours from one of the following “tracks” OR with the written approval of the Director of the Northern Leadership Center, any three 3-credit hour courses from any combination of tracks.
    1. Business Administration
      BA F280--Sports Leadership--3 credits
      BA F307--Introductory Human Resource Management--3 credits
      BA F460O--International Business--3 credits
    2. Military Science
      MILS F101--Foundations of Officership--2 credits
      MILS F102--Basic Leadership--2 credits
      MILS F201--Individual Leadership Studies--3 credits
      MILS F202--Leadership and Teamwork--3 credits
    3. Political Science
      PS F212--Introduction to Public Administration--3 credits
      PS F301--American Presidency*--3 credits
      PS/PHIL F412W--Modern Political Theory*--3 credits
      PS F437--United States Foreign Policy*--3 credits
    4. Communication
      COMM F330--Intercultural Communication--3 credits
      COMM F331O--Advanced Group Communication--3 credits
      COMM F335O--Organizational Communication--3 credits
      COMM F475--Applied Communication in Training and Development*--3 credits
    5. Outdoor Leadership
      • NRM F161--Introduction to Wilderness Leadership--3 credits
      • NRM F361-- Advanced Wilderness Leadership*--3 credits
      • Select from the following skills courses for the remaining 3 credits:
        RECR F140H--Beginning Rock Climbing--1 credit
        RECR F140K--Advanced Rock Climbing--1 credit
        RECR 170G--Introduction to Ski Mountaineering--1 credit
        RECR F170N--Introduction to Winter Camping--1 credit
        RECR F140L--Technical Climbing--1 credit
        RECR F140Y--Kayaking--1 credit
        EMS F150--Wilderness Emergency Care--3 credits
  3. Minimum credits required--15 credits

* These courses have prerequisites that need to be taken into consideration. Consult with the leadership minor coordinator.