The Innovation minor provides undergraduates in the Innovation Academy an overview of the major functional elements of innovation – creativity, entrepreneurship, ethics, and leadership – and an opportunity to apply them in a multidisciplinary project.

About this Program

IA Information

The Innovation Academy (IA) equips students with the 21st-century skills needed to thrive in an innovative culture. IA is a living-learning community embedded within the traditional University of Florida experience. Students select from over 25 UF majors and earn their degree with a minor in Innovation. The IA academic calendar operates on a Spring-Summer schedule, giving students the opportunity to enjoy Fall co-curricular activities, pursue internships, study abroad, or enjoy the break at home.


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  • Open only to Innovation Academy students.
  • All courses for the minor must be completed at UF.
  • Flexible learning courses will not apply toward the minor.

With advance approval from the Innovation Academy office, additional 2000-level and above courses may be substituted for required courses.

Choose General Concentration or Artificial Intelligence

General Concentration | Required Courses

IDS 1940Creativity & Design Thinking for Innovation2
IDS 1359Innovation in Action2
ENT 3003Principles of Entrepreneurship3-4
or EGN 4641 Engineering Entrepreneurship
AEC 3410Fostering Innovation through Leadership3-4
or EGS 4038 Engineering Leadership
or GEB 3017 Leading Organizations
PHI 3641Ethics and Innovation3
ENT 4015The Venture Accelerator2
or IDS 4950 Innovation Academy Senior Project
Total Credits15-17

Artificial Intelligence | Required Courses 

IDS 1940Creativity & Design Thinking for Innovation2
IDS 1359Innovation in Action2
EGN 4641Engineering Entrepreneurship3
EEL 3872Artificial Intelligence Fundamentals3
PHI 3681Ethics, Data, and Technology3
College Specific course3
Total Credits16

College Specific Course

Engineering, Herbert Wertheim College of
BME 4760Biomedical Data Science3
CAP 3032Interactive Modeling and Animation 13
EEE 4773Fundamentals of Machine Learning3
Liberal Arts and Sciences, College of
CAP 3032Interactive Modeling and Animation 13