Leadership and Ethics (Certificate)

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The certificate program in leadership and ethics focuses on understanding the broad transdisciplinary field of leadership and its application to various elements of society and community, and it prepares individuals for positions of leadership and responsibility in the university, in student organizations, in their communities and throughout their careers in business and government.

Program Offered

Leadership and Ethics (Certificate)

Offered by
Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions


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All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:

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Program Requirements

The certificate in leadership and ethics requires four core courses (12 credit hours), including a leadership capstone experience, plus one elective discipline-based course in leadership or ethics (3 credit hours). The three credit hours of elective course work may be selected from an approved list of elective classes or upon the recommendation of the department.
All courses applied to the certificate must be completed with a grade of "C" (2.00 on a 4.00 scale) or better.
Core Courses -- 12 credit hours
All core courses and the leadership capstone must be taken at Arizona State University. Any course substitutions for the certificate are at the discretion of the School of Public Affairs.
Elective Course (choose one) -- 3 credit hours
Depending on a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this certificate.