Online Bachelor of Science in Innovation in Society
Do you want to play an important part in designing a better future? You can when you understand the roles and impact that science and technology have in society. This innovation in society degree teaches you how to critique, analyze and build strategies around innovations to create solutions for society’s most pressing problems.
Next start date: 06/29/2022
Total classes: 40
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 120
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What is a bachelor of science in innovation in society?
The BS in innovation in society is designed to cultivate the critical thinking skills needed to develop creative strategies that steer innovations toward the needs and values of society. These needs could include cultivating solutions to:
- Breakdowns of Western democracy.
- Pandemics and vaccine distribution.
- The effects of climate change.
You’ll be trained to synthesize research and theory from the social sciences, humanities, natural sciences and engineering so you can develop proposals for how to build better futures.
Students with this degree learn how to make a difference by understanding the social, political and economic impacts of innovation in a variety of contexts.
Difference between Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts for an innovation in society degree
The BS is more technical with a focus on STEM courses. The BS degree has a more rigorous math requirement and required courses covering science, engineering, statistics and similar topics.
Will my innovation society degree say 'online'?
No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.
Innovation in society courses
The courses in this program help you understand the variety of forces that shape our future. This understanding prepares you to play a crucial role in directing our world to futures that we want to live in. Statistics and STEM electives are required.
STP 226: Elements of Statistics (CS)
FIS 480: Innovation in Society Studio
FIS 305: Ways of Knowing (L)
FIS 201: Innovation in Society (H)
FIS 307: Navigating Futures (SB)
FIS 308: Politics, Markets and Innovation (SB)
FIS 111: Welcome to the Future
SOC 390: Social Statistics I (CS)
What jobs will I get with an innovation in society bachelor of science degree
Graduates of the program have the skills to work in a variety of sectors providing problem-solving, analysis, quality assurance, future planning, technology assessment, and communication and facilitation on issues related to innovation in science and technology.
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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