Certificate Requirements

Students will begin the leadership certificate program by building a lifelong foundation of principle-based behavior and habits (SLSS 1200). 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).

Complete the following 5 courses (16 credits) while pursuing your degree

  1. SLSS 1200: 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)
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Graduation Requirements

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  1. Complete 16 credits of course work.
  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. When you are ready to graduate with your Leadership Certificate - Apply for graduation

Application Process

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  1. There is no application process!
  2. Start by enrolling in SLSS 1200: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (or the next course on the list)
  3. Finish the Certificate in 1, 2 or more semesters at your own pace.

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