Mar 04, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Innovation and Entrepreneurial Thinking Certificate

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The certificate program in Innovation and Entrepreneurial Thinking is designed to provide a coherent, integrated approach to helping ambitious undergraduate students develop and document the skills needed to become a successful innovator and entrepreneurial thinker. The certificate is multi-disciplinary but is hosted by the College of Communication and Information and includes four courses (12 credit hours) completed over a one- to two-year period. Courses include a mix of topics such as communication and leadership, two elective courses on innovation and entrepreneurial thinking from participating colleges, and a required capstone course (EXP 455 ) involving a project with the iNET entrepreneur-inresidence.

The undergraduate certificate also provides robust learning and teaching opportunities that will lead to enhanced employment and enterprise creation opportunities for University of Kentucky students.

Innovation and Entrepreneurial Thinking Curriculum

The Certificate of Innovation and Entrepreneurial Thinking curricula are as follows:

  • A minimum of 12 credits of course work taken for a letter grade.
  • At least 12 credits must be 200 level or above, and a minimum of 6 credits must be at the 300-level or above.
  • No more than 9 credits taken for a certificate can be used to satisfy the requirements for the student’s bachelor’s degree, a minor, or another certificate, exclusive of free or unrestricted electives.
  • Certificates will only be awarded to students who successfully complete a degree, or have completed a four-year degree.
  • The student must complete a three-credit breadth component. The breadth component requires that a student take courses in at least two disciplines, with a minimum of three credits to be completed in a second discipline.
  • Student must earn a C or better in each required certificate course to receive the certificate.

Certificate Core Classes

plus two 200-level or above elective courses

plus two 200-level or above elective courses (6 hours) that focus on an innovation and entrepreneurial thinking with the approval of the iNET Academic Certificate Director. Current electives include:


*When offered under a subtitle relevant to Innovation and Entrepreneurial Thinking.

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