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2020-2021 University Catalog 
2020-2021 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Innovation and Transformational Change Minor

Choose your own path to obtain the Minor in Innovation and Transformational Change. Achieving the Minor requires 18 credits drawn from three categories of classes: Core Courses, Selectives, and Electives, with the latter two categories offering numerous opportunities to ensure you are linking your new knowledge and skills to problems you care about.

Requirements for the Minor (18 credits)

Required Courses (6 credits)

The CORE COURSES are required, and bookend the Minor experience providing an introduction to problem framing, solution space development, innovation, and design fundamentals at the onset of the program, and an in-depth experiential learning opportunity to apply your skills to a real grand challenge problem as you prepare to graduate. 

Selective Courses (9 credits)

SELECTIVES provide an opportunity for you to develop mindsets and capabilities that are critical to driving the innovative change necessary to address complex socio-technical challenges.  You choose one course in each of three key areas to build your background:

Electives Courses: (3 credits)

ELECTIVES enable you to further contextualize your minor by gaining depth in an area that will enhance your potential to drive innovation and transformational change in industry, academia, or the non-profit sector.  Accumulate 3 credits from any of the following areas:

Grand Challenges

Gain a deeper understanding of the cultural and social aspects of GRAND CHALLENGES such as: Education, Energy, the Environment, Food, and Health


  • Achieve a GPA of at least 2.0 across the courses pursued for the minor


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