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Become empowered to turn your ideas into reality, and have a significant and lasting impact on the world.

The innovation for impact certificate program enables students to cultivate the knowledge, skills and critical dispositions necessary to leverage the power of innovation and achieve personally meaningful and socially significant impact. The program is grounded in the belief that each person can do great things.

Students learn tools and concepts for synthesizing research from courses across disciplines in social sciences, humanities, natural sciences and engineering. Students identify a problematic condition or aspirational future and work with peers, mentors and the community to produce innovations that cultivate a better future for society.

At a glance

Innovation in Society, Certificate

Application requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:

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Degree requirements

Required courses — 15 credit hours

*The prerequisites for this course are FIS 371 Innovation for Impact: Impact Journey (1), FIS 372 Innovation for Impact: Inquiry Journey (1) and FIS 373 Innovation for Impact: Inquiry Journey (1).

Total credits: 15

Depending upon a student’s undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this certificate.

Enrollment requirements

Any student admitted to study at ASU may complete a certificate program. To apply to the university, students should complete the Admission Services online application. Students should contact the School for Innovation in Society for more information about completing the certificate program.

A student pursuing an undergraduate certificate must be enrolled as a degree-seeking student at ASU. Undergraduate certificates are not awarded prior to the award of an undergraduate degree. A student already holding an undergraduate degree may pursue an undergraduate certificate as a nondegree-seeking graduate student.