Online Bachelor of Arts in Innovation in Society
Are you interested in exploring how innovation in science and technology impact society? If so, the Bachelor of Arts in innovation in society from Arizona State University may be the right choice for you. Upon graduation, you’ll be equipped to pursue a variety of career paths, including communication specialist, futurist and sustainability consultant, among others.
Next start date: 01/08/2024
Total classes: 40
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 120
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Help shape the future of innovation in society
Innovation exists in all spaces from nonprofit organizations and private businesses to academia and the government. This innovation degree provides you with the knowledge needed to analyze the complex relationships between science, technology and society.
In this program, you’ll explore the artistic and humanities aspects of innovation. You’ll also gain an understanding of how advancements in science and technology change the way people live, work and experience the world. Whether you hope to launch a social enterprise, shape public policy or drive sustainable innovation, you’ll graduate prepared to drive equitable solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.
This bachelor’s degree can be completed as part of an Accelerated Master’s program. When accepted, you can earn a master’s degree in as little as one year after completing your undergraduate degree. This opportunity saves you time and money while giving you advanced knowledge in your field. Applicable master’s degrees include:
- Master of Science in global technology and development.
- Master of Science in public interest technology.
What you’ll learn in the innovation in society BA program
Blending theory and practice, your courses focus on building skills in designing, implementing and evaluating responsible innovation projects. You’ll learn how to analyze the implications of emerging technologies, assess roles of governments and markets in shaping innovation, apply foresight methodologies and communicate about science and technology.
Innovation degree courses
Courses involve synthesizing research and theory across multiple disciplines from the social and natural sciences to humanities and engineering. Through a combination of coursework, hands-on experiences and opportunities for research and internships, you’ll explore the impact of innovation on everyday life, equality, the risk landscape and more. Courses may include:
FIS 111: Welcome to the Future
FIS 201: Innovation in Society (H)
FIS 305: Ways of Knowing (L)
FIS 307: Navigating Futures (SB)
FIS 308: Politics, Markets and Innovation (SB)
FIS 480: Innovation in Society Studio
Innovation in society careers
After completing this innovation degree, you’ll have the knowledge and experience needed to work in a variety of industries, such as the arts and humanities, technology, nonprofit organizations and government agencies. Roles you can pursue range from foresight consultant and policy analyst to technology analyst and innovation consultant. You’ll also be prepared to pursue graduate and professional studies in law and many other disciplines. Additional career paths include, but aren’t limited to:
How to apply
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
ASU 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 9 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.