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Academic Advising for Fall 2022 and Spring 2023
Upcoming courses in the Innovation program (and curious program facts!)Learn More
Using Nature to Innovate
Dr. Baumeister visited the Innovation Studies Makerspace on Thursday, March 1, 2022
Explore our Makerspace this Spring
Visit Open Hours in the Hinderlie Hall Makerspace on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 6pm to 8pm
Graduate Profile: Kaleb Cenci
Innovation Studies graduate prepares for work as an Executive Team LeaderLearn More
Explore new ideas about innovation, creativity, and design thinking with faculty experts.
Innovation minors come from a variety of backgrounds, including Art, Business, Economics, & Computer Science.
Creativity for Life
Study how innovation works–then do it!
Courses in the Innovation Studies minor teach fundamental skills like design thinking, collaboration, and building an entrepreneurial mindset. You then form teams and develop your own solutions to contemporary problems and strategic opportunities.
The program also prepares students to tell a unique story about their college experience to future employers. Each course emphasizes critical thinking and the skills that organizations most want from graduates. Think of the minor as a toolkit with essential business and problem-solving skills that will enhance your core proficiencies and apply those skills to the real world.
To see our Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 academic advising bulletin, please click here!