EKU Online

Certificate in Social Intelligence & Leadership


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Become a Thoughtful, Strategic Leader

Leaders set the tone for success in any organization. EKU’s online social intelligence and leadership certificate provides students with essential skill sets for active leadership and building group consensus. Gain the skills you need to become a more thoughtful, strategic leader, capable of creating a productive environment that allows your team and your organization to grow and thrive.
What is Social Intelligence & Leadership?
Benefits of EKU Online

Create a positive organizational culture and gain the skills need to identify and resolve problems, motivate employees and co-workers, and implement meaningful change.

  • Accelerated 8-week terms
  • Courses begin 6 times per year
  • Free textbooks for undergraduate students
  • No application fee
  • No campus visits required
  • Reduced tuition for active duty military members and their spouses
  • Personalized graduation plan
  • Free online tutoring and career services assistance
  • Ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the best universities offering online degrees
Social Intelligence and Leadership

Focusing on human relationships and researched-based social skills, the social intelligence and leadership certificate engages students in practical techniques to enhance their personal and professional interactions. Skills learned will enhance observation techniques and listening strategies as well as aid students in responding in ways that promote positive interactions – personally and professionally. Students will also build upon their leadership competencies and apply universal elements of leading self and others.

This certificate will help students explore relationships, while assisting in the development of critical thinking skills and further examine the art of leadership. Students who complete this certificate will be able to apply these elements into their personal and professional lives.


Rooted in tried and true concepts of social and emotional intelligence, EKU’s curriculum blends academic and professional preparation through course topics such as applied creativity, the science and application of leadership, applied critical thinking and leaders without titles.

Degree Requirements

A total of 18 credits are required to graduate.

View the social intelligence and leadership certificate requirements:

Please review the admissions requirements before applying for this or any program. If you have questions about the program or are planning to register for classes, please speak to the program advisor.

Sample Courses

For a full list of course descriptions please see section 7 of the University undergraduate catalog.

 EES 300 – Advanced Social Intelligence Skills (3)
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 (3)
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
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 
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


Jordan Tayce

Jordan Tayce

Enrollment Advisor

Call or email Enrollment Advisor Jordan Tayce for information about the EKU Online Certificate in Social Intelligence & Leadership.

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Application Deadlines

Term Application Deadline Classes Begin
Fall A July 5 August
Fall B August 31 October
Spring A November 30 January
Spring B January 31 March
Summer A April 5 May
Summer B  May 31 June

Additional Contact Information

Admissions: 859-622-2106
Academic Testing: 859-622-1281
Big E Central (Financial Aid & Student Account Services): 859-622-2361
Military & Veterans Affairs Office: 859-622-2345

Student Success

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I have two boys who are 11 and 13, so I couldn’t live on campus. I work full-time. I’m a single mom. I’m 33 years old. A traditional college degree wouldn’t make sense for someone like me, but online definitely did.

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Online Military Students

EKU Online offers veterans and active duty military students an unparalleled online learning experience that provides accessibility, convenience and flexibility.

Special Tuition for Active Duty* Military
Eastern Kentucky University offers reduced tuition expenses to $258 per credit hour for undergraduate and $335 per credit hour for graduate courses to all service members currently serving on active duty.

*Active duty is defined as on federal orders for 180 days or more.

“I’d like to thank the EKU College of Justice & Safety for the opportunity to complete my degree online. It’s very user-friendly, and everyone has bent over backwards to make this happen.”

– 1LT Heath Bergmann, EKU Online Graduate

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