Undergraduate Bulletin

Fall 2021 Bulletin

Requirements for the Minor in Leadership Development (LDR)

General LDR Minor Requirements

1. All core courses must be taken at Stony Brook University.
2. No more than two courses applied to the minor can count toward the student’s major or other minor. Students cannot take more than two electives with the same designator.
3. No more than one elective course in the minor may be taken under the Pass/No Credit option; all other courses required for the minor must be passed with a letter grade of C or higher with the exception of MDA/THR 488, which is S/U. (Note: The P/NC option carries financial implications. All students should check with their financial aid advisor before choosing this option.)
4. All credits for the minor must be passed with a grade of C or higher.
5. Students in the College of Leadership and Service are strongly encouraged to consider the minor in Leadership Development, but it is not mandatory.
6. Students who are not residents of the LDS college are welcome to take the minor.
7. Students taking the LDR minor are expected to participate in LLC activities.

Declaration of the Minor

The LDR minor is open to all undergraduate students and takes approximately 4 semesters (fall/spring) to complete and students are encouraged to declare before the start of their sophomore year but no later than the first semester of their junior year depending on target date of graduation. Students should consult with the Faculty Director as soon as possible and plan their course of study for fulfillment of their degree requirements.

Requirements for the Minor

Completion of the minor requires 21 credits.

1. LDR courses: nine credits from these three courses

  • LDR 210 Principles of Leadership
  • LDR 310 Case Studies in Leadership
  • LDR 410 Leadership Exploration and Practicum or  LDR 488 Leadership Development Internship 

2. Electives (12 credits)

The course designator of each selected course must be different from the designator associated with any of the student's majors or minors. For example, a student majoring or minoring in Business Management major cannot select any BUS courses, and a student majoring or minoring in Political Science major cannot select any POL courses. In addition, no more than two electives may have the same designator (including cross-listed courses). This is a list of courses appropriate to the minor. The faculty director may choose to modify this list.