Online Bachelor of Arts in Innovation in Society
This innovation degree teaches you to innovate in ways that create better futures for people around the world. Classes focus on the use of interactive activities and programs to prepare graduates to work collaboratively with experts in a variety of industries. After completing this online bachelor’s program, you’ll be prepared for a career in public service, business, policy or academia.
Next start date: 06/29/2022
Total classes: 40
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 120
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What will I learn in an innovation degree program?
In this innovation in society program, you’ll learn how to think critically about innovation, apply foresight methods to access emerging trends, engage critically with experts, compare local and global forces that shape innovation and evaluate consequences for equity and justice. To be successful in this program, you should be passionate about gaining the skills and knowledge needed to make a difference in the world.
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 teaches you how to devise successful strategies through the use of big picture ideas and consideration of technological implications.
BA vs. BS in innovation in society degree
The Bachelor of Arts in innovation in society is designed for students interested in the arts or humanities, who are still looking to work closely with science and technology. This differs from the Bachelor of Science in innovation in society, which is designed for technical-oriented students looking to get a broader perspective on ways their work can impact the world.
You can also earn this bachelor's degree and a related master's degree in as little as five years with our accelerated 4+1 option. This option is offered with the Master of Science in global technology and development. To take advantage of this opportunity, you must apply about a year before you graduate with your undergraduate degree. Please keep in mind each program has unique eligibility requirements. Speak with your academic advisor for more information.
Will my innovation degree say 'online'?
BA in innovation courses
This program is designed to help you cultivate the critical thinking skills needed to develop the creative strategies that steer innovation. Over the course of this program, you’ll be trained to synthesize research and theory from social sciences, humanities, natural sciences and engineering. Key courses in this innovation program 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
Jobs related to innovation in society
After completing this innovation in society program, you’ll be prepared to work in the arts, at a technology company, a nonprofit or a government entity. You’ll also be prepared to further your education in a variety of disciplines. Career examples include:
Innovation in society BA 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).
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