Areas of Study

Technology, Innovation and Design Minor

explore various facets of technology and its influence in contemporary culture while also pursuing some basic, highly-sought-after design and technology skills.

The minor in Technology, Innovation and Design (housed in the Business and Finance Program) provides students the opportunity to explore various facets of technology and its influence in contemporary culture while also pursuing some of the basic design and technology skills that employers are increasingly looking for. Its flexible structure allows for a mix of courses that cultivate a basic understanding of technology and entrepreneurship, the uses of technology in visual design and communication, coding, handling of digital information, and the philosophy, history, and theology of technology.

Required courses

  • Principles of Management and Organization; Innovation, Technology and Economics; Entrepreneurship and Venture Formation; Special Topics in Technology, Innovation and Design; one of the following Visual Communication and Design elective courses: Communication Design, Digital Arts Practicum (1 credit, must be taken 3 times),Special Topics in Visual Communication and Design, or other ART/MED courses with approval from MCA chair; one of the following TID elective courses: Digital Filmmaking, Internship (TID-related, approved by BUS/FIN or MCA chair), an additional non-repeated Special Topics in Technology, Innovation and Design course, or an additional ART/MED Visual Communication and Design elective (listed previously)

For full course codes, see the course catalog.