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Leadership & Communications

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

  • Course Delivery
    Fully Online
  • Total Credits
    18
  • In-State Tuition Per Credit
    $272.00
  • Out of State Tuition Per Credit
    $551.00

Earn your degree from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Get the same diploma as on campus students

Combine a minor with your undergraduate major to enhance your degree and broaden your career opportunities.

The Leadership and communication minor provides focused coursework that strengthens your employability by building your leadership and communication skills.

About Faculty

University of Nebraska online courses are taught by expert faculty who embody the qualities resulting from research experience and professional/field experience. Students learn from faculty with a variety of backgrounds, many of whom are published researchers in their fields. NU faculty who teach online do so in a way that enables maximum learning and because technology provides students with maximum access to education.

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. Official transcripts from all previous schools

NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states

To apply to this program:

  • Complete and submit the online application
  • Pay the $45 non-refundable application fee
  • Submit your transcripts for proof of high school graduation or its equivalent such as a General Equivalency Diploma (GED). If you have completed any post-secondary credits, submit those transcripts as well.
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Core Courses

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
ALEC 102Interpersonal Skills for Leadership3

Course Number: ALEC 102

Introduction to the principles and practices of positive interpersonal relationships for leadership development. Self-awareness, awareness of others, effective interpersonal communication, and the building of trust relationships as a basis for understanding and developing leadership. An experiential approach, field projects and a supervised service project.

ALEC 202Leadership Development in Small Groups & Teams3

Course Number: ALEC 202

Leadership and followership skills in small groups and teams. Leadership dynamics which make team leaders and members influential and satisfied in both informal and work group settings. Leadership from the perspective of student practical experience. A shadowing experience and simulation exercise.

ALEC 302Effective Leadership in Organizations3

Course Number: ALEC 302

Prereqs: ALEC 202. Principle and process of effective leadership in complex organizations of society and commerce. Dynamic interactions of personal characteristics, technical skills, interpersonal influence, commitment, goals and power.

Elective Courses

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
ALEC 407Supervisory Leadership3

Course Number: ALEC 407

Prereqs: ALEC 302. Knowledge and theoretical basis for practicing supervisors in a changing workplace where supervisors have increasing responsibilities due to the flattening or organizational structures, solving supervisory challenges in organizing and planning, problem solving and decision making, performance appraisal and leading a diverse workforce.

ALEC 410Environmental Leadership

Course Number: ALEC 410

Prereqs: Junior standing. Major leaders in conservation and ecology that emphasizes agricultural and cultural issues and relationships with the environment.

ALEC 414Class Figures in Leadership3

Course Number: ALEC 414

Prereqs: Junior standing. Requires extensive writing and oral presentations. Leadership theory in an applied context. Leadership analyzed through a variety of genres: autobiography, drama, fiction, tracts and treaties, speeches.

ALEC 466Leadership & Diversity3

Course Number: ALEC 466

Leadership theories and their applications to human diversity in organizations and communities. Prerequisites: Junior standing

ALEC 477Leadership & Motivation3

Course Number: ALEC 477

Classic and contemporary motivation theories applied to leadership in organizations and communities.

Cost for Nebraska Residents

  • Per Credit Hour

  • Tuition: $272.00
  • Fees: $52.25
  • Total: $324.25
  • 3 Credit Hours

  • Tuition: $816.00
  • Fees: $156.75
  • Total: $972.75

Cost for Out of State Residents

  • Per Credit Hour

  • Tuition: $551.00
  • Fees: $52.25
  • Total: $603.25
  • 3 Credit Hours

  • Tuition: $1653.00
  • Fees: $156.75
  • Total: $1809.75

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What's it like to take a program online?

  • Quality learning experience

    The University of Nebraska has offered distance education courses for more than 100 years so you can expect a quality, rigorous experience. Online courses are often highly interactive with faculty and students communicating through e-mail, discussion forums and chat groups. You’ll have direct access to world-class faculty – researchers who are experts in their fields or practitioners with real-world experience. Also, you’ll be part of a community of learners and can benefit from the perspectives of students from across the globe.

  • Flexibility

    Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes wherever is convenient to you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. You aren’t tied to a specific class time.

  • Service you expect from a leading University

    Online learners at the University of Nebraska have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. An academic adviser will guide you along your journey, library services are available to help you excel in your program and career services are available when you are ready to take your next step. These are just a few of the services in place to help you succeed.

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