(Effective Fall 2020)
The Bachelor of Science in Applied Innovation will prepare graduates to be innovation leaders in their chosen technical area of expertise. By combining innovation courses with technical electives in a chosen field, students will expand their abilities as leaders in technical innovation. As graduates of the program, individuals will have the ability to excel in creating systems and/or products needed to advance society.
Graduates have employment opportunities in a wide variety of management positions relating to each individual’s technical background. The focus on innovation creates a unique skill set that can be used to enhance the student’s ability to create new products and systems. Innovation is a skill in high demand and garnered by firms in all industries. Graduates can be employed at the local, regional, and national levels.
Recommended High School Subjects
Math, science, and vocational tracks would be best to be prepared for this program.
Special Admissions Requirements
Students seeking entrance must have completed or be concurrently working towards an associate's degree, certification, or similar credential in a technical, business, or professional area. Final decisions on eligibility for admission to this major resides with the academic school dean or designee. Students are expected to complete a minimum of 40 technical credits to be used as Directed Applied Innovation Electives.
Special Equipment Needs
Students are required to have a smart device (laptop, netbook, etc.) that provides access to Eureka Ranch material during class.
All students entering the major are tested for English, mathematics and reading deficiencies. Students are expected to remediate any deficiencies during their first semester.
All transfer credits will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis to determine where they would fit into the curriculum sequence. Students must have earned a grade of 'C' or better in courses transferred into the B.S.
Program GoalsA successful graduate of this program will be able to:
- demonstrate competence in the functional areas of innovation (create, communicate, commercialize, systems, and leadership);
- development of skills for problem solving and decision making relative to a technical field and innovation;
- employ knowledge provisional patents, patents, and the patent search process.
- demonstrate innovation leadership of a diverse industrial team;
- use creativity and critical thinking in understanding and deploying the complete system of innovation; and
- utilize the innovation system to create a provisional patent for a product or system.
|FYE101||First Year Experience||1||.50||1.50||S||REQ|
|CSC124||Information, Technology, and Society||3||3||S||REQ|
|ENL111||English Composition I||3||3||S||REQ|
|BAI||Directed Applied Innovation Elective||6||M||BAI|
|MNA||Math Elective (MTH124 or Higher)||3||S||MNA|
|ENL121||English Composition II||3||3||S||REQ|
|ENL201||Technical and Professional Communication||3||3||S||REQ|
|BAI||Directed Applied Innovation Elective||11||M||BAI|
|INV201||Principles of Innovation||3||3||M||REQ|
|BAI||Directed Applied Innovation Elective||14||M||BAI|
|BAI||Directed Applied Innovation Elective||9||M||BAI|
|MTH182||College Algebra and Trigonometry II||3||3||S||REQ|
|MET321||Engineering Ethics and Legal Issues||3||Writing Enriched Requirement &
Science, Technology and Society Requirement
|ECO111||Principles of Macroeconomics||3||3||S||REQ|
|INV330||Communicate Innovation||3||Writing Enriched Requirement||3||M||REQ|
|HIP||Core Historical Perspective||3||S||HIP|
|MSC106||Introduction to Metallurgy||4||3||3||S||REQ|
|PHS114||Physics with Technological Applications||4||3||3||S||REQ|
|PHS115||College Physics I||4||3||3||S||REQ|
|ARP||Core Arts Perspective||3||S||ARP|
|INV440||Systems of Innovation||3||3||M||REQ|
|CDP||Core Global and Cultural Diversity Perspective||3||S||CDP|
Our program shares a special relationship with the Innovation Engineering Institute, a collaboration of the University of Maine and the Eureka! Ranch in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Institute has provided training in innovation to thousands of people worldwide. This systems approach to innovation education provides students with hands-on experience and an opportunity to obtain a Black Belt in Innovation Engineering.