Open panel

Psychology of Leadership Minor


Leadership has been a topic of investigation in behavioral science for decades. Examples of research areas include team leadership, transformational and authentic leadership, and trust. Recent models examine the impact and outcomes of principles, ethics, and excellence in leading. At TCU, this interdisciplinary minor in leadership has a focus on these aspects and is aligned with the university’s mission to train students as ethical leaders with global perspectives. We also seek to provide students with classroom and experiential opportunities to gain greater self-awareness, courage and creativity as together, we all learn to change our world.

Below is a listing of leadership and associated coursework that together provide a deep understanding and appreciation of leadership and it consequences.

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Dianna McFarland: ( Winton Scott Hall 208, 817-257-6438

Course Listing for Leadership Minor
Get started by enrolling in General Psychology or Principles of Behavior and Basic Leadership Theory and Skills.

Introductory Courses (Choose 3 hours):
• PSYC 10213, General Psychology
• PSYC 10514, Principles of Behavior
• PSYC 10524, Principles of Behavior

Required General Leadership Courses (Take 6 hours):
• PSYC 20333, Basic Leadership Theory and Skills (Sophomore standing required)
• PSYC 40233, Advanced Leadership Theory and Skills

Foundations in Leadership (Choose 3 hours):
• PSYC 30343, Social Psychology (writing emphasis)
• PSYC 30353, Social Psychology
• PSYC 30443, Psychology of Personality
• PSYC 40493, Intro to Psychological Measurement

Electives in Leadership (Choose 9 hours):
• AEST 30113, Leadership Studies I
• AEST 30123, Leadership Studies II
• AEST 40113, National Security Affairs I
• AEST 40123, National Security Affairs II
• PSYC 30263, Problem Solving in Task-Oriented Groups
• PSYC 30373, Organizational Psychology
• PSYC 40260, Basic Internship
• PSYC 40290, Advanced Internship
• PSYC 40423, Tao of Strategy
• PSYC 40473, Psychology of Women & Men
• PSYC 51000, Seminar on Ethics and Science

updated 11/15/17