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.

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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 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.

The BA degree for innovation in society is less technical and better suited for students more inclined to the arts and humanities. The BA program has lower-level math requirements and does not require statistics or additional technical electives.

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.


FIS 111: Welcome to the Future


FIS 307: Navigating Futures (SB)


FIS 305: Ways of Knowing (L)


STP 226: Elements of Statistics (CS)


SOC 390: Social Statistics I (CS)


STP 231: Statistics for Life Science (CS)


FIS 480: Innovation in Society Studio


FIS 201: Innovation in Society (H)


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.

CEO


Growth: -10.0 %
Salary: $185,950

Compliance Manager


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Salary:

General Manager (GM)


Growth: 5.8 %
Salary: $103,650

Historian


Growth: 2.6 %
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

Politician


Growth: 6.2 %
Salary: $33,200

Social Sciences Professor


Growth: -0.3 %
Salary: $69,340

Learn from scholars and practitioners around the world

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 scholars and practitioners around the world

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.

Admission requirements

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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.

Learn the skills and mindsets of the world's top futurists

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.

#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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