Hiram College

Public Leadership Minor

Traditional Undergraduate

preparation for public service

The minor in public leadership combines interdisciplinary teaching and experience to prepare students for careers of service in multiple publics. The minor in public leadership is a curricular element of the The Garfield Institute of Public Leadership whose mission is to prepare students for leadership in matters of public policy, foreign and domestic.

Building tomorrow’s leaders

The minor develops vision, knowledge and practical skills to foster a new generation of policy makers. Through coursework and participation in opportunities on and off campus, students develop self-understanding and the insight and abilities from multiple disciplines for successful careers in public service, nonprofit organizations and international institutions.

To qualify for this minor, students must be involved with the Garfield Center for Public Leadership and complete an internship or study-abroad trip that can complement their studies.

James Thompson Headshot

James Thompson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Political Science
Director of the James A. Garfield Center for Public Leadership

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