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Program Requirements

In addition to fulfilling requirements for an academic major and meeting all Liberal Learning Outcomes, Welch Colleague Scholars must complete 17 credits of Colleague coursework. Some of this coursework assists students in fulfilling the Liberal Learning Outcomes required for graduation from the University. The Colleague courses are intended to develop understanding of leadership concepts and theories as well as increase ability and knowledge in the areas of verbal and written communication, interdisciplinary learning, and research.

Required Colleague Courses

Course Title Credits
COLL 101 The Inner Life of the Leader 2
COLL 102 Leadership Theory and Practice 2
COLL 201 Moral Issues in Leadership 2
COLL 202 Organizational Behavior 3
COLL 398 Philosophy of Leadership/Internship (fall) 2
COLL 399  Philosophy of Leadership/Internship (spring) 2
COLL 498 Organizational Intervention Project (fall) 2
COLL 499 Organizational Intervention Project 2
Total 17

Individualized Program Requirements

Each class of Welch Colleagues (freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior) has its own set of scholarship requirements in addition to coursework. For more details, please contact the Director of the program.

Additional Requirements

  • Full time residential student all four years
  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA within Welch Colleague courses 3.0 cumulative GPA 
  • Complete each Welch Colleague course with a grade of B or higher
  • Participation in at least one campus organization and written reflection on the experience each semester
  • Leadership in one campus organization (So, Jr, Sr)
  • Participation in annual fall/spring retreats
  • Assist with Experience UC Days 
  • Remain free of disciplinary probation
  • Attend all Colleague Meetings 

Contact Information

Hallie C. Dunlap
Director, Welch Colleague Program
304-357-4766
halliedunlap@ucwv.edu