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.

Select 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 Course (Select one:)3-4
Agricultural and Life Sciences, College of
AI in Agricultural and Life Sciences
Business, Warrington College of
Foundations of Business Analytics & Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Design, Construction and Planning, College of
AI in the Built Environment
Engineering, Herbert Wertheim College of
Biomedical Data Science
Interactive Modeling and Animation 1
Fundamentals of Machine Learning
Journalism and Communication, College of
Artificial Intelligence in Media and Society
Liberal Arts and Sciences, College of
Interactive Modeling and Animation 1
Total Credits16-17