Online Bachelor of Science in Innovation in Society
Are you passionate about science and technology? Do you want to help shape the future and make a difference in the world? If so, the Bachelor of Science in innovation in society from Arizona State University may be a perfect fit. Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared for career paths in technology management, policy global development and more.
Next start date: 01/08/2024
Total classes: 40
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 120
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Help shape a changing world with an innovation in society degree
From breakthroughs in artificial intelligence to improvements in renewable energy, emerging technologies can transform society. However, rapid advancement increases the need for responsible, ethical innovation focused on sustainability and social impact.
This degree program equips you to become a leader in shaping the future of innovation. You’ll gain the technical skills needed to educate the public on science and technology, as well as analyze, build and innovate equitable solutions for all.
This bachelor’s degree can also 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 BS program
Through a combination of coursework, hands-on projects and opportunities for research and internships, you’ll explore the complex relationships between science, technology and society. You’ll also learn how to evaluate the impacts of new innovations on the environment, economy, global community and politics. As a graduate, you’ll have a set of technical skills transferable to nearly every industry, including:
Innovation in society courses
Your courses cover technology assessment, foresight, innovation systems analysis, innovation for development and policy analysis and more. You’ll learn about timely topics, such as advancements in artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles, renewable energy, geoengineering and synthetic biology. Courses may include:
FIS 480: Innovation in Society Studio
FIS 307: Navigating Futures (SB)
FIS 308: Politics, Markets and Innovation (SB)
FIS 111: Welcome to the Future
FIS 201: Innovation in Society (H)
FIS 305: Ways of Knowing (L)
STP 231: Statistics for Life Science (CS)
STP 226: Elements of Statistics (CS)
What jobs can I get with a degree in innovation?
This program prepares you for careers related to emerging innovations in science and technology, such as technology policy analyst, responsible innovation manager, innovation consultant and more. Roles may also involve technology foresight, new technology assessment and implementation, long-range planning and quality assurance. Additional potential 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.