Certificate Requirements

Students begin the leadership certificate program by building a lifelong foundation of principle-based behavior and habits (SLSS 1200 or 120H). Next, students will learn to identify and leverage their own strengths and the strengths of others (SLSS 2500). In addition, students will learn to optimize their performance to become a powerfully effective facilitator of learning (SLSS 3200). Students will explore leadership through global, political, economic, social and behavioral systems (SLSS 405G), then complete a capstone project by proposing, leading and collaborating with others on a hands-on, real-world project (SLSS 4800).


  Face-to-face, hybrid, and online courses available

Complete the Following 5 courses (16 credits) while Pursuing your Degree

  1. SLSS 1200 or 120H: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (3 credits)
  2. SLSS 2500 Leader: Strengths-based Inner Coach (3 credits)
  3. SLSS 3200 Leader: Teacher and Mentor (3 credits)*
  4. SLSS 405G Leader: Global Contributor (3 credits)**
    • Prerequisite: Placement of ENGL 1010 or higher
    • Course also counts as G/I (Global/Intercultural) requirement for graduation
  5. SLSS 4800 Leader Capstone: Lifelong Change Agent (4 credits)
    • Prerequisite:  Students must be on track to successfully complete either SLSS 2500  or SLSS 3200 before enrolling in this class. 
    • Department Approval Required. Contact Beth Reid

Is this Certificate a Good Fit for Me?

  • Do you want to make an impact in your community?
  • Are you a current UVU employee and want to complete this certificate for professional development?
  • Are you a working professional wanting to gain additional skills to make yourself marketable?
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Certificate Process

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  1. No application required for acceptance into the certificate program!
  2. Start by enrolling in SLSS 1200 or 120H: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (or the next course on the list).  Note: 120H is available to any interested student!
  3. Finish the certificate in 2 or more semesters at your own pace.

Graduation Requirements

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  1. Complete 16 credits of course work (see 5 leadership certificate courses above). 
  2. Earn a minimum 2.5 GPA in all certificate course work with no grades lower than a C-.
  3. Residency hours - minimum of 4 credits required through course attendance at UVU.
  4. Apply for graduation with the leadership certificate after you've completed steps 1-3.  Note: You may apply to graduate with the leadership certificate once you’ve completed all the requirements, but no later than when you apply for graduation with your degree.

Graduation Application
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*If you have any questions regarding this process, please talk to your academic advisor