Undergraduate Program

Offered as an embedded academic program, the Certificate in Interdisciplinary Leadership Studies is designed to be completed in conjunction with most undergraduate degrees offered by the University of Alberta. Over the course of the program, students should expect to complete a total of 12 course credits, a number of short workshops, a summer stretch experience and a final capstone project. 

Where will leadership take you?

The Peter Lougheed Leadership College offers the University of Alberta’s undergraduate students the opportunity to explore the scholarship of leadership through the embedded Certificate in Interdisciplinary Leadership Studies.

This interdisciplinary degree, awarded by the Alberta School of Business, is designed for students who have completed the first year of their current degree program. The Certificate in Interdisciplinary Leadership Studies is awarded in addition to a student’s faculty degree.

Program Components

  • Four 3-credit courses

    • Foundations of Leadership (INT D 301)*

    • Leadership for Social Innovation (INT D 306)

    • Innovation, Science and Leadership (INT D 406)

    • Workshops in Leadership (INT D 407)

*Is a prerequisite for all other PLLC courses.


  • Co-Curricular Programming

    • Mentorship program with professionals from diverse sectors

    • Workshops and networking events

See our Admissions page for eligibility information. Our next application period will open in Fall 2019.

Take a Leadership Class Next Semester! 
Foundations of Leadership (INT D 301)

What does it take to lead? Foundations of Leadership covers the theory and practice of leadership through case studies, innovative assignments and experiential activities. Develop your leadership skills, analyze your personal leadership challenges and explore pressing issues while working with interdisciplinary students from across campus. 

Enrol in INT D 301 on Bear Tracks this year! The class is offered in the Fall on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 - 8:30 pm and in the Winter on Tuesday afternoons from 3 - 5:50 pm. 

Take INT D 301 with e3!

Want to take INT D 301 in Berlin this summer? Our e3 course is June 1-19, 2020, with options to take GERM 111 and/or complete your Stretch Experience in Germany! See full details on the e3 website.

Introducing More Flexibility to Complete PLLC

By semesterizing our year-long classes and making Foundations of Leadership an open course, students have more options to complete our Interdisciplinary Leadership Studies certificate. After taking Foundations of Leadership, students can select PLLC courses according to their interests or fulfil the 12 credit requirement of the certificate at their own pace.