Social Intelligence and Leadership Certificate

EKU’s online social intelligence and leadership certificate provides students with essential skill sets for active listening, making and receiving requests, and effective body language. These skills polish students’ abilities to successfully interact and communicate with individuals and groups.

At A Glance

Degree format


Credit hours

18 hours

2017-2018 Tuition

$409 per credit hour


What sets our program apart?
Student engagement and success is our top priority from day-one.

  • Our expert faculty provide interactive feedback and a collaborative learning environment
  • We use “Quality Matters” to ensure valuable and engaging course designs
  • We offer a number of online tutoring options accessible from anywhere
  • Dedicated online-student advisors

Why choose EKU?
EKU is a regionally-accredited, brick-and-mortar institution that is ranked among the nation's best colleges and has been educating students for more than a century. Eastern has received numerous honors, including being named one of the best online colleges in the nation and one of the most veteran friendly campuses.


Social Intelligence Requirements     (18 hours)

  • CRE 101W: Introduction to Creative Thinking (Introduction to Applied Creativity
  • EES 250: Basic Social Intelligence Skills
  • EES 300: Advanced Social Intelligence Skills
  • EES 310: Applied Critical Thinking
  • EES 450: Leaders Without Titles
  • EES 460: The Science and Application of Leadership

Course Descriptions

CRE 101W: Introduction to Applied Creativity A.
Prerequisite or Co-requisite: ENG 102 or ENG 105 (with a minimum grade of “B”) or HON 102.
A communication intensive introductory course establishing a foundation in creative thinking through instruction in basic theories and practices. Concentration on basic language and fundamental and powerful concepts in creativity studies. Credit will not be awarded to students who have credit for CRE 101

EES 250: Basic Social Intelligence Skills I. II.
A focus on human relationships and researched-based social skills. Students learn to operationalize theories into social intelligence skills and practice initiating, observing, listening, evaluating, and responding in ways that promote positive interactions and relationships. Gen. Ed. E-1C [OC].

EES 300: Advanced Social Intelligence Skills I, II.
Prerequisite: Junior standing. Prerequisite or Co-requisite: EES 250 or departmental approval.
This is an advanced course that builds on the core skills presented in Basic Social Intelligence Skills. It provides additional knowledge and skills for successfully engaging in more complex social and professional interactions and relationships.

EES 310: Applied Critical Thinking A.
Prerequisite: Junior or Senior standing.
This course will address the application of critical thinking skills within various fields of study. Students will learn critical thinking skills and how to integrate them into a successful career.

EES 450: Leaders Without Titles I. II.
This course focuses on the personal dimensions that are needed to form the foundation of one’s competencies and abilities to lead self and others.

EES 460: The Science and Application of Leadership II.
Prerequisite: EES 450.
This course provides students opportunities to examine, define, operationalize, and apply universal elements of leadership. Effective leaders need to be knowledgeable and skilled in these elements.