Leadership Minor

18 units

The undergraduate leadership minor capitalizes upon the university’s intention to develop disciples and scholars who seek to advance the work of God in the world. This minor does so by encouraging students to pursue excellence in their chosen major while also seeking proficiency as strengths-driven leaders. Courses are thoughtful, challenging, and relationally focused while providing opportunities for reflection, conversation, and research. Students in the minor learn about whole-person development, leadership and virtue, the role of personal strengths and skills in good leadership, and how to lead as agents of change. Disciplined self-leadership, combined with the knowledge of how to facilitate effective collaboration, make leadership minor graduates an asset to any context in which they may serve. Even as they are encouraged toward lifelong development (both as persons and leaders), students have the opportunity to create, articulate, and practice their own philosophy of Christian leadership.

Mission Statement

The leadership minor seeks to educate and inspire students to integrate their faith into their calling and, as people of integrity, live purposefully for the glory of God.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the leadership minor will be able to:

PLO 1: Identify the foundational concepts in the field of leadership and their personal application.

PLO 2: Define virtuous leadership and articulate personal application.

PLO 3: Understand and demonstrate their leadership strengths.

PLO 4: Recognize the dynamics of change and practice.

PLO 5: Articulate a personal leadership philosophy from a Christian perspective.

PLO 6: Acquire confidence and resources to serve as purposeful leaders beyond APU.


The minor in leadership comprises 18 units of leadership coursework.

LDRS 201Foundations of Leadership 13
LDRS 303Career and Life Planning3
LDRS 311Leadership Values and Virtues 23
LDRS 322Leadership Strengths and Skills 23
LDRS 333Leadership Influence and Impact 23
LDRS 401Leadership Studies Capstone3
Total Units18


  • One class in the M.A. in Leadership program may be taken by seniors. If the student is accepted into the M.A. in Leadership: Leadership Development program, the class will count toward that degree as well. Contact the M.A. in Leadership office for more details at (626) 815-6000, Ext. 5527.
  • LDRS 201 is the prerequisite for LDRS 311, LDRS 322, and LDRS 333. However, this prerequisite is waived for students enrolling in the 200- and 300-level courses in the same semester.