The innovation minor enables students from across all of RIT's colleges to develop the necessary skills, knowledge, and experiences to become innovators in areas of interest related to their individual academic and professional goals. The core of the minor helps students to define innovation; understand past and current trends in innovation, as well as the processes and practical considerations for innovating; and gain experience at innovating through project-based, interdisciplinary experiential learning and collaborative activities. Students customize the minor by taking innovation elective courses that explore an area of personal and/or professional interest within the boundaries of the larger minor. The minor is inter-disciplinary in its approach and fosters multi-college collaboration as it allows students to select discipline-specific courses, sourced from across the university, as their innovation elective courses.
Notes about this minor:
- This minor is closed to students majoring in applied arts and sciences who have chosen a concentration in innovation.
- Posting of the minor on the student's academic transcript requires a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the minor.
|CMDS-411||The Practice of Innovation and Invention|
|Choose two of the following:|
|CMDS-441||Creative Critical Thinking and Problem Solving|
|ENGL-419||Literature and Technology|
|ENGL-450||Free and Open Source Culture|
|IGME-581||Innovation and Invention|
|MGMT-330||Design Thinking and Concept Development|