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Student Affairs Leadership Minor

The Leadership in Student Affairs minor is a 21-credit hour, career-focused program designed for to develop skills in the professional area of working with higher education students  or other educational settings. The goal of this program is to foster personal development, self-awareness, ethical and inclusive decision making, and community building through an intentional integration of theoretical frameworks and practical applications to prepare students for their careers.

Detailed curriculum information is available in the catalog.


  • Introduction to Student Affairs
  • Internship in Student Affairs
  • Technology and Education
  • Management and Supervision for Student
  • Seminar in College Leadership and Practice
  • Assessment and Evaluation in Student Affairs
  • Current Issues and Trends in Student Affairs

Extra-Curricular Activities

  • Up-to-date and relevant curriculum
  • Internship in a Real-World, College setting
  • Networking opportunities with student affairs professionals
  • Competency training in Student Affairs Administration
  • Courses taught by scholars and practitioners
  • Courses offered online and  on campus

Career Preparation

The Student Affairs Leadership (SAL) undergraduate minor is designed to provide students majoring in any academic discipline, including business, liberal arts, or education, with the knowledge base, skillset, and professional attitudes associated with a career in student affairs/higher education.  This minor will prepare students for entry-level professional positions in student affairs (e.g., residence life, student activities, recreational sports, Greek life, admissions, etc.) at various institutional types of higher education (e.g., community colleges, four-year universities).

Contact Information

College of Education:  Dr. Celeste A. Wheat cwheat@uwa.edu or 205-652-5418

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