Leadership & Communications, Minor

Minor in Leadership and Communications

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

  • Fully Online
  • 18
  • $259.00
  • $830.00

Why Pursue This Program

The online Leadership and Communication Minor was designed to enhance a student’s understanding of the relationship between communication and leadership. 

Combining a leadership and communication minor with any degree prepares students by making them competent technical professionals who are also strong leaders and effective communicators.

Through this program, students will be able to: 

  • Apply leadership knowledge and skills at the individual, team and organizational levels. 
  • Develop a level of self-awareness as well as the cognitive and emotional ability to effectively work with people from diverse backgrounds and perspectives. 
  • Gain communication competencies to effectively advocate, negotiate and relate in a variety of contexts. 
  • Practice and apply critical thinking skills related to leadership and communication in order to effectively influence others. 

The program is offered through the UNL Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication. 

Career Outlook: Students add value to their existing degree by increasing their leadership knowledge and skills through a leadership and communication minor. This minor complements a variety of undergraduate degrees and the additional skills in the areas of communication and leadership can increase a student’s employability, regardless of their career field. 

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.


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.

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 optimizes learning within the online modality and because technology enables students to access education they may otherwise may not be able to pursue.