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TWU to offer Leadership Certificate for students


DENTON — Texas Woman’s University will offer a Leadership Certificate to TWU upper-division undergraduate students starting in fall 2013.

“By offering this leadership certificate to students, TWU is meeting the market’s demands for graduates who already are established leaders,” said Retired Maj. Gen. Mary Saunders, executive director of the TWU Leadership Institute. “The program also will give our students a competitive edge when it comes to starting their career after graduation.”

The TWU Leadership Certificate is an academic distinction and will be included on participating students’ transcripts. To receive a Leadership Certificate, students will be required to take 12 to 13 hours of approved courses. These courses include two mandatory leadership classes – one offered by the TWU School of Management and the other from the TWU Department of History and Government. Students also must complete a capstone project or participate in an approved internship that demonstrates their leadership skills.

Most classes that qualify for the certificate program also will apply to students’ core classes and/or major requirements. Therefore, most students should not have to add hours to their degree plan to receive this certificate.

To qualify, students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 in each of the mandatory leadership classes. In addition, students must be classified as a sophomore with at least 45 hours of coursework completed.

The university’s Leadership Institute is administering the TWU Leadership Certificate program, with academic oversight provided by the TWU School of Management. For more information, call (940) 898-3209, email or visit

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page updated 10/2/2014 10:58 AM