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Innovation, Creativity, & Entrepreneurship Requirements

With 19 credit hours of coursework and connecting experiences, students may earn a BDP certificate in Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship. For a complete list of courses and requirements:
download the Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship BDP curriculum sheet (PDF).

Foundation Courses [7 hours]

  • Forum Seminar
  • Entrepreneurship Course
  • Foundations Course

Courses in a Strand [9 hours]

In designing the strand, each student must choose one strand course that focuses on Creativity in the student’s discipline or area of focus. The remaining two courses will focus more broadly on Innovation and Entrepreneurship across disciplines. Only one strand course may be taken from the student’s major department; at least one strand course must come from outside the student’s college or school.

Connecting Experiences [3 hours]

BDP advisors assist students in finding meaningful connecting research and/or internship experiences related to Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship.

Integration Essay

3-4 page essay written at the end of the BDP experience, drawing together the different pieces of the BDP.

BDP Certificate in Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship

Courses counting toward a BDP in Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship may also satisfy core, major, and elective requirements in a student’s degree plan. With planning, the BDP should not add time to students’ UT careers, but instead helps students choose the courses they already have to take in an integrated way.