School of Arts and Letters

Certificate and Minor in Basic Supervision
Program Description

Note:  B.G.S. students may earn a minor in other disciplines.  For details, please contact an academic advisor.

The General Studies Degree Program at Indiana University Southeast offers a certificate as well as a minor in supervision.  The Certificate in Supervision is composed of 18 credit hours and the Minor consists of 24 credit hours.  Students who complete the Certificate in Supervision can also complete the Minor in Supervision by completing six additional credit hours.  Students may select the six additional credit hours from four different areas.

The courses are designed to prepare trainees and entry-level supervisory personnel but also to allow students to broaden their knowledge in the following areas:

  • Business and Organizational Leadership & Supervision (OLS)
  • Communication Skills
  • Counseling and Human Behavior
  • Safety Management

Certificate in Basic Supervision - 18 credit hours

  • COAS-W 100 Introduction to Business
  • COMM-S 122 Interpersonal Communication
  • SUPV-S 300 Frontline Leadership
  • SUPV-S 310 Resource and Planning Management
  • SUPV-S 320 Labor Relations
  • HPER-H 160 First Aid

Supervision Minor - 24 credit hours

The minor in Supervision includes the six core courses listed for the supervision certificate.  Students then select six credit hours from any of the courses listed below for the minor:

Business and Organizational Leadership & Supervision

Note: These courses are offered through the Purdue College of Technology

  • OLS 252 Human Behavior in Organizations
  • OLS 284 Leadership Principles
  • OLS 331 Occupational Safety and Health
  • OLS 345 Critical Thinking in Organizations
  • OLS 386 Leadership for Organizational Change


  • BUS-P 301 Operations Management
  • BUS-P 430 Total Quality Management
  • BUS-Z 302 Managing & Behavior in Organizations

Communication Skills

  • ENG-W 231 Professional Writing Skills
  • SPCH-C 325 Interviewing Principles & Practices
  • SPCH-S 223 Business & Professional Speaking
  • SPCH-S 308 Family Communication
  • SPCH-S 229 Discussion and Group Methods
  • SPCH-S 440 Organizational Communication
  • SPCH-S 450 Gender & Communication

Counseling & Behavior

  • PSY-B 366 Concepts & Applications of Organizational Psychology
  • PSY-B 378 Introduction to Industrial Psychology
  • PSY-B 386 Introduction to Counseling

Safety Management

  • SPH-S 101 Introduction to Safety Science
  • SPH-S 151 Legal Aspects of Safety
  • SPH-S 174 Prevention of Violence in American Society
  • SPH-S 201 Introduction to Industrial Hygiene
  • SPH-S 202 Fundamentals of Fire Protection
  • SPH-S 210 OSHA General Industry Standards
  • SPH-S 214 Safety: OSHA Construction Industry Standards
  • SPH-S 231 Safety Engineering and Technology
  • SPH-S 251 Incident Investigation and Analysis
  • SPH-S 255 Threats, Violence, and Workplace Safety


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