Among those who study leadership are those whose intent is primarily research-oriented. Students in the Leadership Studies emphasis are eager to research the dynamics of good leadership, the nature of effective leader-follower relationships, the broad theories that inform thinking about leadership, and the scholarly work that informs this knowledge. While not without practical application, this track focuses on furnishing students with the interdisciplinary tools necessary for further studies in leadership. As such, this emphasis culminates in a thesis paper rather than a capstone project. This emphasis will academically equip individuals to pursue a terminal degree.