Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

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Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Innovative Thinking and Problem Solving, Undergraduate Certificate


Academic Information

This undergraduate certificate will engage students from across disciplines to synthesize and apply innovative thinking skill sets and the design process to a diverse range of disciplinary, inter-disciplinary, and multi-disciplinary issues and problems.  Students will learn and utilize multiple toolsets to process to investigate, conceptualize and generate relevant solutions to issues and problems.  They will obtain the skills to initiate and direct research and ideation, then prototype and test solutions, and be able to articulately and strategically deliver the message/ story/ content of their “project.”  Throughout their experience, students will consistently be empowered as leaders and collaborators, which will serve them in whatever future directions they choose.

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

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Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Innovative Thinking and Problem Solving, Undergraduate Certificate


Careers

What Can I Do with a Certificate in Innovative Thinking and Problem Solving?

The certificate will give students of all majors a competitive edge in the job market.  Employers are looking for students who can think and act in creative, innovative ways.  Students will become leaders in teamwork and in crossing disciplinary boundaries to achieve real world results.

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

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Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Innovative Thinking and Problem Solving, Undergraduate Certificate


University Requirements

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

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Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Innovative Thinking and Problem Solving, Undergraduate Certificate


Overview

In addition to University Requirements:

Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

Minimum Units for Completion 18

Student Learning Outcomes

Discover, Empathize, Explore & Define: Understand and use human experience as the basis to develop and evaluate designs/solutions

 Ideate, Prototype & Create: Identify appropriate methods of design inquiry and problem solving processes to produce creative solutions to identified problems and questions Test & Discover: Produce designs that address human experiences, needs, and incorporate multiple contexts Communicate:

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

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Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Innovative Thinking and Problem Solving, Undergraduate Certificate


Details

Certificate Requirements
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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

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Innovative Thinking and Problem Solving, Undergraduate Certificate


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