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.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 08/19/2021


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.

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 305: Ways of Knowing (L)


FIS 111: Welcome to the Future


FIS 307: Navigating Futures (SB)


FIS 308: Politics, Markets and Innovation (SB)


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:

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Compliance Manager


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General Manager (GM)


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Salary: $103,650

Historian


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Salary: $63,100

Investment Fund Manager


Growth: 15.5 %
Salary: $134,180

Office Manager


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Political Analyst


Growth: 6.1 %
Salary: $125,350

Regulatory Affairs Manager


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Social Sciences Professor


Growth: -0.3 %
Salary: $69,340

Learn from the experts in innovation management

The faculty of the School for the Future of Innovation in Society works around the world on a wide variety of projects, such as energy innovation, poverty alleviation, community development, food security, water access and education. They work on projects in the regions of Africa, the Middle East, Central and Southeast Asia, China, Latin America and North America, with funding from the National Science Foundation, U.S. Agency for International Development, the World Bank and other entities. They bring their real-world experience to bear on the design of courses and the mentoring of students.

Learn from the experts in innovation management

The faculty of the School for the Future of Innovation in Society works around the world on a wide variety of projects, such as energy innovation, poverty alleviation, community development, food security, water access and education. They work on projects in the regions of Africa, the Middle East, Central and Southeast Asia, China, Latin America and North America, with funding from the National Science Foundation, U.S. Agency for International Development, the World Bank and other entities. They bring their real-world experience to bear on the design of courses and the mentoring of students.

Innovation in society BA requirements

I am a future
You are considered a freshman 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).

1. Review competency requirements

2. Review other admission requirements

3. Complete online application

4. File your FAFSA

5. Request ACT or SAT scores

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

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.

#1


in innovation for 6 consecutive years, ahead of Stanford and MIT.

Top 10


best online bachelor’s programs.

Top 10%


best global universities.

80%


of graduates reported that their experiences at ASU inspired them to explore new career opportunities.

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