Global Leadership

Degree offered

Certificate of Accomplishment in Global Leadership

Credits required 15

Dean of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Program contact

Mary Zahm, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology and Director of Civic Engagement, ext. 2579

Program Code: GL

Program Goals Statement

This program offers students the opportunity to develop the global perspective and interpersonal competencies needed for success in the emerging global workplace such as communication, team building, leadership, and project management skills and to practice them by engaging in service-learning. It also offers them the opportunity to learn strategies for applying their education to address social problems in their community.

Program Information

  • Students must take one of the two leadership courses that focus on development of interpersonal competencies and skills needed for success as a leader in the global and local communities. Students must complete a service-learning component in the leadership course; they will also have the opportunity to lead peers on this project.
  • Students must take at least one course that meets the Global Awareness General Education competency and complete a service-learning component for it. This course may not be Global Leadership if it is taken as the leadership course for this certificate.
  • Students must complete at least three other courses in their program of study or program electives.

Program Requirements

Program Courses

PSY 271Global Leadership

3 credits


PSY 295Honors Seminar in Community Leadership

3 credits


3 credits

Total Credit Hours:6

The elective must be a BCC course with the Global Awareness General Education designation, as listed in the course catalog, and it must be taken as a service-learning component.

Elective Courses


3 credits


3 credits


3 credits

Total Credit Hours:0-9

The electives must be courses either required by the student's program or program electives.


Recommended course sequence - Fall Semester 1

Elective, Elective
One Global Awareness General Education course (with a service-learning component) and one program elective.

Recommended course sequence - Spring Semester 2

Elective, Elective, PSY 271 or PSY 295
One leadership course (either PSY 271 or PSY 295 with a service-learning component) and two program electives.

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