Community Leadership Degree

Prepare to Make a Difference in the World

Give yourself the tools you need to make positive change with a Community Leadership degree from Montana State University-Northern. The program is aimed at students who want to be involved in their communities, help others realize their potential, and seek a career in non-profit organization management or government service.

  • Gain a strong academic background that combines social science, communications and business while developing professional leadership skills.
  • Tailor MSU-N's Community Leadership degree to focuses on the areas of service and leadership that most interest you.
  • Learn from knowledgeable faculty members who have experience in non-profit organization management, grassroots planning and development, and implementing community change.

Bachelor's in Community Leadership: Forward-thinking. Motivational.

  • The Community Leadership degree at MSU-Northern emphasizes applied learning through practical experience.
  • Emerge from the program with strong professional connections and a solid academic background.
  • Gain the necessary combination of social science foundations and communication theory to be an effective community service professional.
  • Build a solid foundation for continuing your education towards a graduate degree in law, social work, or a related specialized profession.

Community Leadership Faculty: Multi-disciplined. Student-focused.

  • Study with MSU-Northern professors who are as passionate about helping create positive change as they are about teaching students to pursue leadership careers.
  • Learn from educators with backgrounds in a diverse range of disciplines, such as social science, communication, and business.

Community Leadership Curriculum: Broad-based coursework. Hands-on learning.

Practical Foundation – Take courses in business, communications, writing, sociology, and psychology as part of the Community Leadership degree at MSU-N.

Management – Develop a background in conflict management, non-profit organization management, and the design and assessment of community programs through the Community Leadership curriculum.

Real-Life Experience – Gain hands-on experience with non-profit organizations, governmental services, or tribal agencies.

Career Outlook for Community Leadership

Students who graduate with a Community Leadership degree from MSU-Northern are readily employed in various positions with the federal and state government, recreation programs, and community service organizations. Graduates go on to work in many areas, including criminal justice, domestic abuse prevention, youth mentoring, non-profit organization management, substance abuse prevention, and childhood enrichment programming.


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