Student Affairs Track

The Student Affairs Track couples the field's latest theories and practices with an understanding of the historical, cultural and sociological issues that impact contemporary student affairs practitioners. A focus on student affairs helping skills differentiates the student affairs track from the higher education administration option, and the track's required coursework in topics such as technology in student affairs distinguishes the program from others around the country. Students within the program will jump into leadership positions on campus as graduate assistants in various departments within the Division of Student Affairs. The 42-hour credit track meets the standards and recommendations outlined by the Council for The Advancement of Standards (CAS) in Higher Education.

Completion Requirements

Core and Academic Concentration courses (36 hours)

Course Number and Title (3 credit hours each)

LEAD 7810 Finance and Budgeting in Higher Education

LEAD 7820 Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education

LEAD 8300 Social Context in Education

LEAD 7840 History and Philosophy of Higher Education

LEAD 7999 Capstone

*LEAD 8710 Directed Study I: Campus Culture

LEAD 7800 Organization & Governance

RSCH 7100 Research Methodology in Education

SAHE 7860 Student Development Theory

SAHE 7870 Student Personnel Services

SAHE 7880 Counseling in Student Affairs

SAHE 7890 Technology in Student Affairs

Field Experience and Capstone

LEAD 7921 Internship in Higher Education I

Guided Elective. Must be approved by advisor


*May be substituted for LEAD 7650: Leadership Issues in Higher Education

Total Credit Hours 42