PSYCHOLOGY AND SOCIAL SCIENCE

Social Innovation Minor

Psychology and Social Science Bachelor’s Degree Programs

BVU’s social innovation minor is designed to heighten students’ abilities and commitments to collaboratively work across community contexts and structures to achieve a civic aim. Students who minor in social innovation build an understanding of relationships between diversity, inequality, and social, economic, and political power — in the United States and globally.

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Why should I earn social innovation minor?

Complement Your Studies

Social innovation is a good complement to most other majors and minors, and supports various community-focused career goals.

Work Together

Build an understanding of the relationships between diversity, inequity, and social, economic, and political power, both in the U.S. and globally.

Get Involved

Be empowered not just to study what creates social change, but to engineer it.

What I Can Do With a Social Innovation Minor

  • Nonprofit director
  • Community liaison
  • Community relations manager in a corporate setting 

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Why study social innovation at BVU?

Find Your Passion

You can choose to focus specifically on community engagement and context, civic engagement, or intercultural competency.

Build Your Future

Network and build relationships with nonprofits while you develop leadership skills important to their organization.

Hone Your Skills

Experiential learning projects tie theory and practice together to help you develop socially innovative knowledge and skills.

Service Learning Scholarships

BVU offers 10 full-tuition scholarships exclusively for Buena Vista County high school students. In return, award-winning students will serve as Iowa College AmeriCorps volunteers in Buena Vista County communities to build on valuable personal, leadership, and professional skills.

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Social Innovation Courses

  • Minor in Social Innovation (18 credit hours)

Financial Aid & Scholarships

We’ll help you figure out your options for financial assistance and possible scholarships.

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Social Innovation Faculty

Our instructors are committed to helping you build the future of Iowa and beyond.

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Transfer Your Credits

Do you have previously earned credits or an associate degree? BVU accepts most — if not all — of your credits so you don’t have to retake courses.

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Earn a Master’s Degree Faster with Our Accelerated Program

With BVU's Plus One program, you can earn your education, special education, or organizational leadership master's within one year of graduating with your bachelor’s degree. 

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