Leadership - Online Minor

Make leadership a state of mind

Oregon State University offers an online leadership minor through Ecampus to students in all departments and programs, giving you the flexibility to gain essential skills as you complete your undergraduate degree. The leadership minor is delivered by OSU Ecampus, one of the nation's top-ranked providers of online education.

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Building tomorrow's leaders today

Effective leadership is vital to the growth and success of society. Whether it's landing your dream job, starting a business, volunteering in your community or organizing a family, earning a minor in leadership online from Oregon State University will help you realize your personal and professional life goals. The minor is designed to provide opportunities to learn and develop your leadership potential.

As a participant of this minor, you will experience and explore a diverse framework of leadership. Our advisors work with you personally to outline coursework and customize hands-on experiences that will equip you with practical leadership skills. This unique design to our leadership minor allows us to serve students from all departments and programs to complement their current studies.


The leadership online minor requires you to complete a total of 28-credit hours. Courses are offered throughout the year, including summer term.

The bulk of the courses are designed to allow you to incorporate your interests and passions into your education, including serving in your local community, working in an area business or simply enhancing your career skills and personal effectiveness. The minor makes it possible for these invaluable experiences to appear on your college transcripts in a manner that is verifiable and easily understood by potential employers.

Minor requirements and curriculum details are available on Oregon State’s academic catalog.

Sample course topics

Your leadership courses will cover the following topic areas:

  • Leadership theory
  • Trait and skill development
  • Applied leadership development

Additional information about how you'll customize this program for your goals can be found on the College of Agricultural Sciences leadership minor website.

Benefits of learning online with Oregon State

  • All classes are developed by Oregon State's world-class faculty, who are renowned for their research, expertise and innovation.
  • Oregon State is institutionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
  • Oregon State Ecampus consistently ranks among the nation’s 10 best providers of online education according to U.S. News & World Report.