Important COVID-19 Information

For all University updates and resources regarding COVID-19, please visit

Leadership Studies Minor

College of Business

Location: Lincoln, Online, Crete
Degree Type: 

The Zenon C.R. Hansen minor in leadership studies is a 19-credit minor that will increase your understanding of any group. The minor is compromised of core and content courses and a senior seminar. Core courses encompass broad leadership concepts, such as the history of leadership and ethics- giving students the fundamental knowledge they will need to understand leadership studies. Content courses are drawn from different academic departments, allowing students to determine their focus. 

The Hansen Leadership Program provides activities and events to help develop leadership for all members of the Doane community. Students pursuing a minor in Leadership Studies may attend Hansen Leadership Program events as a part of their courses, or on their own.

Interested in Doane?
Let us know!

Career coaching from professionals dedicated to your success. An illustration of a handshake.

The Doane Difference

Two students talking

With over 60 student-led clubs and organizations, including a Student Programming Board that sponsors competitions and guest appearances, our campus is a community. From Athletes to Zumba enthusiasts, there is a place for you at Doane University.

Student with Advisor

One of the most important college experiences is engaging and learning in your classes. At the Doane Learning Center, our students have free access to academic counseling and support to exceed in their studies.

Students performing an experiment

At Doane University, we reward students for their achievements both in and outside of the classroom. Through scholarships, grants, work-study, and on-campus employment, our students look forward to starting jobs, not payment plans. 

Program Information

Directions Program 

Whether you served on student council, were a member of the honor society, led band or was captain of the soccer team - your Leadership career doesn't have to end in high school. In fact, that was only the beginning for you. The Hansen Fellows Scholarship is awarded to 32 outstanding high school seniors who stand out through a record of leadership and service. The scholarship is work $1,000. Visit the Directions Program page for more information. 

Alternative Breaks

Students are given the chance to help their community through diverse, direct-service experiences. Alternative Break groups partner with nonprofit organizations working towards combating a specific UN Sustainable Development Goal. 


View detailed course information

Requirements for the Leadership Studies Minor:

Complete nine additional credits

One course must be taken in three of the four categories:

Relay For Life

Doane Serves

Doane Serves is a volunteer organization that started in the year 2017. Our purpose is to bring volunteer opportunities to Doane students for the purpose of benefitting Doane and the surrounding community. Our activities include: Trick or Treat for UNICEF, campus cleanups, Crete community dinner along with many others. If you are interested in joining Doane Serves, feel free to contact us!

Phi Beta Lambda

Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) is a national business association devoted to promoting interest in various fields ranging from accounting to computer programming.

Launch Leadership 

Launch Leadership is a volunteer nonprofit, dedicated to empowering 6-12th grade students through experience-based leadership training. Staff is comprised of college students, professional educators and other professionals. 

Jared List

Jared List

Associate Professor
Modern Languages