Montana State University-Northern
College of Education, Arts & Sciences, and Nursing

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College of Education, Arts & Sciences and Nursing
P.O. Box 7751
Havre, MT 59501-7751

Cowan Hall 105A

Community Leadership
Program Overview

Make a difference in your community! If being involved in your community and helping people to realize their potential motivates you, a Bachelor’s degree in Community Leadership may be right for you.

This broad-based program allows you to focus on the area of non-profit or governmental service that you’re interested in. Many of the courses emphasize applied learning through practical experience. You will emerge from this program with solid professional ties with non-profit organizations, governmental services, and/or tribal agencies. In addition, our Community Leadership program provides you with the necessary combination of social science foundations and communication theory to be an effective community service professional.

Career Opportunities

Our graduates are readily employed using the knowledge and skills gained in the Community Leadership program. These may include positions with federal and state government, recreation programs, community planning organizations, local government and community service programs. The 4-year degree also provides a solid basis for career advancement within these fields.

Examples of areas our graduates are working include:

  • Criminal Justice: Probation and Juvenile Probation
  • Domestic Abuse Prevention
  • Early childhood enrichment programs: Head Start
  • Job readiness/GED administration
  • Student advising
  • Youth mentoring
  • Substance abuse prevention

In addition, the Community Leadership curriculum provides a solid foundation for continuing your education towards a graduate degree in law, social work or related specialized professional careers.


Katherine Williams
   Office: Cowan Hall 312C
   Phone: (406) 265-3522