Online Bachelor of Arts in Innovation in Society
Are you interested in learning how technology impacts our daily lives? In the Bachelor of Arts in innovation in society degree, you’ll learn how science, technology and innovation can create better futures for people around the world. After completing this innovation degree, you’ll be prepared for a career in public service, business, policy or academia.
Next start date: 03/13/2023
Total classes: 40
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 120
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Why is innovation in society important?
Innovation in society is important because no single discipline can solve the complex problems we face today. While science and engineering help us advance the values we hold near and dear to our hearts, innovations need to be developed and deployed with a deep understanding of global context. Innovation in society cultivates the critical thinking skills needed to develop creative strategies in relation to society’s needs and values. These needs include creating innovative solutions for:
- Breakdowns of Western democracy.
- Effects of climate change.
- Pandemics and vaccine distribution.
What skills will I gain in this innovation degree?
In the innovation in society program, you’ll cultivate the critical thinking skills needed to develop creative strategies that steer innovation. You’ll also learn how to:
- Apply methods to assess emerging trends.
- Compare local and global forces that shape innovation.
- Engage with experts.
- Evaluate consequences for equity and justice.
Innovation in society courses focus on the use of interactive activities and programs, preparing you to work collaboratively with experts in a variety of industries. Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity to engage in research projects and gain hands-on, real-world experience.
What’s the difference between a BA and BS in innovation in society?
The Bachelor of Arts in innovation in society degree is tailored for students with a background in the humanities and artistic side of innovation. Bachelor of Arts students should be interested in playing a pivotal role in bringing different disciplines together to solve the world's most difficult problems.
Innovation degree courses
Over the course of this program, you’ll learn how to synthesize research and theory from various disciplines, including the social sciences, humanities, natural sciences and engineering. Courses include:
FIS 201: Innovation in Society (H)
FIS 111: Welcome to the Future
FIS 308: Politics, Markets and Innovation (SB)
FIS 307: Navigating Futures (SB)
FIS 305: Ways of Knowing (L)
FIS 480: Innovation in Society Studio
Innovation in society careers
After completing this innovation degree, you’ll be prepared to work in a variety of industries, including the arts, technology, nonprofit and government. You’ll also be well prepared to further your education in a variety of disciplines. Career examples include, but are not limited to:
Innovation degree requirements
You are considered a first-year student for application purposes if you have not attended college at all, or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours (with a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA).
Study at the most innovative university in the nation
Arizona State University is a global university recognized for its commitment to innovation, research and high-quality academic programs. Our university has been recognized with peer-reviewed honors from U.S. News & World Report.
in innovation for 8 consecutive years, ahead of Stanford and MIT.
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of graduates reported that their experiences at ASU inspired them to explore new career opportunities.