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.

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Google's James McLurkin shows off his "swarm" robots to students in the Innovation Studies Makerspace. (Photo: PLU/John Froschauer)