About this minor

The need for innovation transcends industry. Everyone in every business can benefit from innovation engineering’s proven approach to idea generation. Pair these techniques with your career path and the sky is the limit. This minor offers the core courses in the innovation leadership sequence and provides the theory, concepts, and hands-on activities that foster skills that support the creative process.

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Only College in PA to Offer Innovation Curriculum Through the Innovation Engineering Institute


Innovation Engineering Black Belt Holders Run 24X More Projects


According to LinkedIn, Creativity is the #1 Most In Demand Soft Skill


Woodlands Bank Innovation Lab

Collaborate with classmates across all majors in our technology centric innovation lab where creative ideas run free.

Student Experience

“Innovation is a new way of thinking. It really took me out of my original thinking box. It threw the box away and made me think in completely different way.”

Stevie Petrison

Business Administration

Industry Partners

Work with experts to become an expert

Penn College's strong partnerships impact every step of your journey – from your first day in the classroom and labs, to career placement (oftentimes before graduation) and beyond.

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Performance Standards

  • A student must complete 12 of the 18 required credits at Penn College.
  • Twelve of the 18 required credits must be taken at the 200 level or higher.
  • All course work applied to a minor must be completed with a grade of 'C' or higher; pass/fail courses cannot be applied toward a minor

Alternative Credit refers to academic credits earned through means other than traditional college course completion, including: credit by exam, articulation, proof of competency gained in high school, work/life experience, and advanced placement.

Visit the Alternative Credit Options page in our Course Catalog for general requirements and procedures and for information on credit through Advanced Placement.

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