Student Affairs in Higher Education (SAHE) Minor

Student Affairs in Higher Education

Undergraduate Minor

Course Delivery

On Campus, Online, Hybrid

Total Credits

18 Credits

About the Program

The Student Affairs in Higher Education (SAHE) minor provides students the opportunity to develop an understanding of the role of student affairs professionals within higher education; the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to be effective in these roles; and the practical experience to explore their fit for the profession.

Focus of Study

The undergraduate minor in Student Affairs in Higher Education (SAHE) is designed to prepare students interested in working in a helping profession, learning about college students and how to best work with them, and gaining knowledge and experience to open up career options in student affairs and higher education administration.

Program Requirements

  • 18 credit hours and a minimum of 9 credit hours of upper-division (3000+ level) coursework.
  • A minimum GPA of 2.0 or higher must be maintained to earn the minor.
  • All courses must have a grade of C or better.

Program Coursework


Foundation Courses
12 Credit Hours

  • LEAD 2000: Careers in Higher Education (offered each Fall)
  • LEAD 3000: How College Students Develop (offered each Fall)
  • LEAD 3010: Diversity and Inclusiveness in Higher Education (offered each Spring)
  • LEAD 3030: Crisis Management and Response
SAHE Electives
6 Credit Hours

Choose 6 credit hours from the following courses*:

  • COMM 1020: Interpersonal Communication
  • COMM 2150: Gender and Communication
  • COMM 3330: Gender and Leadership
  • COMM 3350: Integrated Marketing Communication
  • COUN 3100: Career Planning and Employment Services
  • COUN 3500: Group Dynamics and Group Process
  • COUN 4070: Adventure Education and Experiential Learning
  • COUN 4500: Wellness, Resilience and Emotional Intelligence
  • GPS 4090: Peer Mentors for the Gateway Program Seminar
  • LEAD 1600: Leading Teams and Organizations
  • LEAD 4010: Internship in Leadership in Higher Education
  • LEAD 4500: Student Leadership Seminar
  • SOC 4470: Travel Course: Intersections of Privilege
  • WEST 4530: Advanced Privilege Studies
  • WEST 4040: Gender and Sexuality
  • WEST 4470: Travel Course: Intersections of Privilege

* Based on Course Availability

SAHE Minor Handbook

Internship Opportunities

Campus Connections is a service-learning course offered at UCCS to undergraduate students who have relevant education and experience. Undergraduate mentors can expect to earn 3-credits (through LEAD 4010) for their participation in the program and should plan to attend a weekly lab session from 3:00pm-9:00pm. For more information, and to learn how to apply, please visit the Campus Connections website!

Admissions Details

Schedule time with your academic advisor to officially declare your SAHE minor. Academic Advising is located in Main Hall Room 208 (lobby). Phone: (719) 255-3260.
Please contact the SAHE Program Coordinator within the Department of Leadership, Research, and Foundations for any questions about the SAHE minor. Call 719-255-4996 or to set up an appointment.