Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership

College of Education and Behavioral Sciences

Doctoral Minor Requirements — 15 Credits

A doctoral minor in Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership is available to students in any UNC doctoral program with the approval of their doctoral program advisor. The intent of this minor is to encourage doctoral students who anticipate working in higher education settings to increase and expand their understanding of higher education organizations, policies, and procedures and to understand developmental needs of college students and services offered to assist students. Completion of the minor will be noted in the student’s transcript as "Minor in Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership." No application for admission to the minor is required; students will declare their intent to complete the minor on their doctoral program of studies filed with the Graduate School.

Degree Requirements

Required courses — 15 hours

A minimum of five (5) courses completed during the student’s UNC doctoral program with grades of "B-" or better from the following courses:

HESA 601Introduction to Higher Education & Student Affairs

3

HESA 611Organization and Administration

3

HESA 612Higher Education Assessment and Evaluation

3

HESA 650College Student Development: Foundational Theory

3

HESA 651Philosophical, Historical and Cultural Foundations of Student Affairs in Higher Education

3

HESA 652Enrollment Management Services

3

HESA 655Multiculturalism in Higher Education and Student Affairs

3

HESA 658Helping Skills for Practitioners

3

HESA 660Women in Higher Education and Student Affairs

3

HESA 668College Students: Culture, Characteristics, Campus Life

3

HESA 669Culturally Responsive Aspects of Transformative Learning

3

HESA 671Introduction to Leadership in Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership

3

HESA 680Law and Higher Education

3

HESA 683Finance and Resource Management in Higher Education

3

HESA 685Human Resources in Higher Education

3

HESA 690Public Policy in Higher Education

3

HESA 695Current Issues in Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership

3

HESA 751Advanced College Student Development: Social Identity

3

HESA 765Advanced Multiculturalism

3

HESA 771Advanced Leadership in Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership

3

Features and Conditions

  1. Completion of the minor will be noted on the student’s transcript as Minor in Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership.
  2. Course substitutions will be allowed only upon verification by the Graduate Program Coordinator of the HESAL program that a transfer course from another university is equivalent to one of the UNC courses listed above, or that it would be accepted in the HESAL Ph.D. program as a higher education elective course. Field experiences and internships may not be substituted for the above courses. All course substitutions must have been taken within the time frame of the student’s UNC doctoral program.
  3. HESA-prefixed courses used for the minor may be part of a student’s program of required or elective courses.
  4. No application to the Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership program is required. In consultation with their doctoral program advisor, students may include sufficient HESA-prefixed courses to meet the requirements for the minor.