Harding University's Honors College began offering an interdisciplinary leadership studies minor in Spring 2006. Honors students who opt for the minor may draw on courses from most of Harding's other colleges to harmonize their leadership studies with other academic interests. The course choices offered for the minor are intended to provide a strong, broad foundation for outstanding University students who want to develop a servant-leadership lifestyle.
Students who wish to minor in leadership studies may come from any academic major, but must be members of the Honors College. One of the required core classes, HNRS 204, is designed for Honors Scholars, who qualify by being named National Merit Finalists, receiving a Trustee Scholarship, or being selected from the pool of applicants scoring 31 or higher on the ACT (1360 or higher on the SAT). As a result, placement is competitive even within the college.
By offering the leadership studies minor, Harding joins Ivy League schools and other prestigious colleges with similar programs