Bachelor of Innovation (BI)
On Campus, Online, Hybrid
About the Program
The Bachelor of Innovation™ in Chemistry combines academic studies and professional training to prepare students for a variety of careers in chemical sciences. The degree is structured so that students gain a depth of understanding in chemistry and a breadth of humanities, other sciences, business, and entrepreneurship.
The major is composed of a Chemistry Core, Mathematics and Science Core, Innovation Core, Cross-Discipline Core, Compass Curriculum, and LAS General Education courses. The Innovation Core introduces students to entrepreneurship, grant and proposal writing, and team projects with regional organizations. These team projects align with Chemistry’s professional practice focus. The Cross-Discipline Core concentrations are business, engineering technology, and globalization; students choose one.
Focus of Study
The degree will provide students with both the technical background and skills of a classical Bachelor of Science in Chemistry plus the team skills to work on innovative projects including the ability to: (1) recognize the broader issues in engineering technology-related problems or in global innovation problems; (2) understand the business, legal and societal constraints affecting this technology; and (3) have the ability to communicate the key issues, needs, potential options, and final solution to a challenge. The program should provide the technical knowledge and skill necessary to function in the chemistry field and the team-building and team-leading skills to develop a career and drive the chosen field forward.
The Bachelor of Innovation (BI) in Chemistry requires the following:
- A minimum of 36 credit hours of CHEM coursework. At least 16 of those hours must be upper division (courses numbered 3000 or higher).
- 12 additional hours of auxiliary coursework.
- A grade of C or better in all CHEM and auxiliary coursework.
- A minimum 2.0 GPA must be maintained in all CHEM coursework.
- No more than 60 credit hours of CHEM coursework may apply to the bachelor’s degree.
- 39 additional hours of BI coursework, including 24 hours of Innovation core courses and 15 hours of the cross-discipline core of the student's choice.
For details on program coursework, please visit the Academic Catalog.
|Chemistry Core Courses||
Complete 6 hours of upper-division (3000 + level) Chemistry Electives. Up to 6 hours may be from CHEM 4904 or 4905.
|BI Innovation Core Courses||
Complete all of the Bachelor of Innovation Core courses below:
|BI Cross-Discipline Core Courses||
Complete one of the Cross-Discipline Cores listed below. Each Cross-Discipline Core consists of 15 credit hours.