Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Minor

Program Code: ENTI_UMNR

Program Requirements

Requirement Credits
Requirements for the Minor 18-19

Requirements for the Minor

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor, as specified by Senate Policy 59-10.

Prescribed Courses
Prescribed Courses: Require a grade of C or better
ENGR 310Entrepreneurial Leadership3
ENGR/IST/MGMT 425New Venture Creation3
MGMT 215Entrepreneurial Mindset3
Additional Courses
Additional Courses: Require a grade of C or better
Select 9 or more credits from one of the clusters listed below 19-10

Arts Cluster

Required Courses
AA 323Arts Enterprise Development 13
AA 424Arts Entrepreneurship Capstone Research Project 13
Choose one 3-credit course from the following list: 23
Design Thinking and Creativity Keystone/General Education Course
Arts Marketing
Practical Communications
Professional Photography Capstone Seminar: Self-Marketing and Professional Presence

bIO-tECH cLUSTER

Required Courses
Choose one foundational course for the Bio-Tech cluster from the following list:3-4
Introductory Microbiology
Introductory Microbiology
Molecular and Cell Biology I
Molecular and Cell Biology I
Biology: Molecules and Cells Keystone/General Education Course
Honors Biology: Molecules and Cells Keystone/General Education Course
Choose one of the following advanced courses for the Bio-Tech cluster:3-4
Molecular Evolution
Biology of Aging
Ecology of Infectious Diseases
Ecotoxicology
Biology of Cancer
Ecological and Environmental Problem Solving
Ecological and Environmental Problem Solving
Seeds of Change: The Uses of Plants
Developmental Neurobiology
Developmental Genetics
Practical Bioinformatics
Evo-devo: Evolution of Developmental Mechanisms
Biology of RNA
Human Genetics
Contemporary Issues in Science and Medicine
Molecular Basis of Neurological Diseases
Neurobiology
Plant Tissue Culture and Biotechnology
Advances and Applications of Plant Biotechnology
General Biochemistry
Laboratory in Proteins, Nucleic Acids, and Molecular Cloning
Cancer Development and Progression
Introduction to Computational Biology
Functional Genomics
Human Genomics and Biomedical Informatics
Chemistry in the Environment
Chemical Spectroscopy
Chromatography and Electrochemistry
Organic and Inorganic Preparations
Advanced Experimental Physical Chemistry
Biological Chemistry
Forensic Chemistry
Advanced Calculus for Engineers and Scientists I
Advanced Calculus for Engineers and Scientists II
Mathematics of Finance
Mathematical Modeling
Linear Programs and Related Problems
Mathematical Theory of Games
Microbial Physiology and Structure
Applications of Physics in Medicine
Network analysis of biological systems
Elements of Nuclear Physics and its Applications to Medical Imaging and Treatments
Choose one of the following capstone courses for the Bio-Tech cluster: 13
Microbial Biotechnology
Plant Tissue Culture and Biotechnology

Digital Entrepreneurship and Innovation Cluster

Required Courses
IST 237Digital Entrepreneurship3
IST 337Technologies for Digital Entrepreneurs3
IST 437Digital Design & Innovation 13

Entrepreneurship as Advocacy Cluster

Required Courses
LA 202Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Liberal Arts 13
LA 424Liberal Arts Venture Development 13
Select 3 credits from the following list:3
Black Freedom Struggles Keystone/General Education Course
Racism and Sexism Keystone/General Education Course
Race, Gender, and Employment Keystone/General Education Course
African American Women's History Keystone/General Education Course
Rhetoric and Civic Life I Keystone/General Education Course
Persuasion and Propaganda Keystone/General Education Course
Landmark Speeches on Democracy and Dissent Keystone/General Education Course
Persuasion Keystone/General Education Course
Foundations: Civic and Community Engagement Keystone/General Education Course
Rhetoric and Law Keystone/General Education Course
The Rhetorics of War and Peace Keystone/General Education Course
Communicating Care Keystone/General Education Course
Introduction to Disability Studies in the Humanities Keystone/General Education Course
Inequality: Economics, Philosophy, Literature Keystone/General Education Course
Introduction to Labor and Human Resources Keystone/General Education Course
Employment Relationship: Law and Policy Keystone/General Education Course
American Public Policy
PLSC 91
Rights in America Keystone/General Education Course
Introductory Psychology Keystone/General Education Course
Introductory Sociology Keystone/General Education Course
Social Problems Keystone/General Education Course
Criminology Keystone/General Education Course
Population and Policy Issues Keystone/General Education Course
Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies Keystone/General Education Course
Living in a Diverse World Keystone/General Education Course
Global Feminisms Keystone/General Education Course

Food and Bio-innovation Cluster

Select up to 6 credits of the following 200-300 level courses in the College of Agricultural Sciences:6
Interpersonal Skills for Tomorrow's Leaders Keystone/General Education Course
Developing Youth Leadership through Organization and Program Structure
Introduction to Agricultural Business Management
Food Product Marketing
Strategic Decision Making in Agribusiness
Agribusiness in the Global Economy
Animal Science
Swine Production and Management
Sheep and Goat Production and Management
Beef Cattle Production and Management
Dairy Cattle Production and Management
Poultry Production and Management
Value Determination of Meat Animals
Horse Production and Management
Dairy Problem Solving
Communication Skills for BE and BRS Students Keystone/General Education Course
Leadership Skills for BE and BRS Students Keystone/General Education Course
Community, Local Knowledge, and Democracy
Basic Principles and Calculations in Environmental Analysis
Introductory Food Science
Improving Food Quality
Landscape Contracting Design/Build Principles
Select at least 3 credits of the following 400 level courses in the College of Agricultural Sciences:3
Farm Planning and Financial Management
Financial Decision Making for Agribusiness
Food Product Innovation Management
AgTech Entrepreneurship
Retail Horticulture Business Management
Managing the Food System
Advanced Dairy Herd Management
Advanced Beef Cattle Production
Dairy Farm Management Systems
Foundations of Sustainable Business
Biorenewable Systems Analysis and Management
Bioproduct Marketing and Sales
Power, Conflict, and Community Decision Making
International Community and Economic Development
Principles of Community Economic Development
Legal Aspects of Resource Management
Resource Systems Analysis
Case Studies in Ecosystem Management
Managing Food Quality
Unit Operations in Food Processing
Arguing about Food
International Food Production
Forest and Conservation Economics
Issues in Landscape Contracting
Flower Crop Production and Management
Retail Horticulture Business Management
Case Studies in Turfgrass Management

Hospitality Management Cluster

HM 482Hospitality Real Estate3
or HM 484 Hospitality Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Select 6 credits of the following:6
New Product Development for Commercial Foodservice
Contemporary Issues in Restaurant Management
Revenue Management
Independent Studies

New Media Cluster

COMM 271Principles of Journalism3
Select 6 credits from the following:6
Entrepreneurial Journalism
Podcasting
Magazine Writing
Digital Magazine Production
Emerging Telecommunications Technologies
Wireless Devices and Global Markets
Internet Law and Policy
Entrepreneurship in the Information Age

New Ventures Cluster

Select 9-10 credits from the following area: 19-10
Legal Environment of Business
and Social and Ethical Environment of Business
Social, Legal, and Ethical Environment of Business
Small Business Management
Legal Environment of Business
Business Law I: Introduction to Contracts, Liability Issues, and Intellectual Property
Invention Commercialization
Managing an Entrepreneurial Start-Up Company
Managing an Entrepreneurial Start-up
Business, Ethics, and Society

Social Entrepreneurship Cluster

Required courses to be taken in the following order:
ENGR 451Social Entrepreneurship3
EDSGN 452Projects in Humanitarian Engineering2
EDSGN 453Design for Developing Communities1
EDSGN 454Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship Field Experience0.5
ENGR 455Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship Reflection and Research Dissemination3

Technology Based Entrepreneurship Cluster

Required Courses
ENGR 407Technology-Based Entrepreneurship 13
ENGR 411Entrepreneurship Business Basics 13
ENGR 415Technology Launch for Entrepreneurs3

Academic Advising

The objectives of the university’s academic advising program are to help advisees identify and achieve their academic goals, to promote their intellectual discovery, and to encourage students to take advantage of both in-and out-of class educational opportunities in order that they become self-directed learners and decision makers.

Both advisers and advisees share responsibility for making the advising relationship succeed. By encouraging their advisees to become engaged in their education, to meet their educational goals, and to develop the habit of learning, advisers assume a significant educational role. The advisee’s unit of enrollment will provide each advisee with a primary academic adviser, the information needed to plan the chosen program of study, and referrals to other specialized resources.

READ SENATE POLICY 32-00: ADVISING POLICY

University Park

Arts Entrepreneurship Cluster

Jonathan Gangi
Assistant Professor of Music and Arts Entrepreneurship
College of Arts and Architecture
104G Borland Building
University Park, PA 16802
814-865-9523
jjg27@psu.edu

Digital Entrepreneurship and Innovation Cluster

Megan Costello
Lecturer of IST and Undergraduate Studies Entrepreneurship Academic Program Coordinator
College of Information Science and Technology
E316 Westgate Building
University Park, PA 16802
muc148@psu.edu

Entrepreneurship as Advocacy Cluster

Chris Spielvogel
Associate Teaching Professor
College of the Liberal Arts
227A Sparks Building
University Park, PA 16802
814-863-6260
jcs111@psu.edu

Food and Bio-Innovation Cluster

Mark Gagnon
Harbaugh Entrepreneurship Scholar
College of Agricultural Sciences
208A Armsby Building
University Park, PA 16802
814-865-0469
mag199@psu.edu

Hospitality Management Cluster

William Kidd
Instructor
School of Hospitality Management, College of Health and Human Development
228 Mateer Building
University Park, PA 16802
814-863-4847
wrk2@psu.edu

New Media Cluster

Anne Hoag
Associate Professor
Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications
105b Carnegie Building    
University Park, PA 16802
814-865-7084
amh13@psu.edu

New Ventures Cluster

Rick Weyer
Instructor in Entrepreneurship
Smeal College of Business
429 Business Building
University Park, PA 16802
814-867-0064
rmw4@psu.edu

Social Entrepreneurship Cluster

John Gershenson  
Director of Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship
School of Engineering Design, Technology and Professional Programs, College of Engineering
213 Hammond Building
University Park, PA 16802
814-865-2952
jzg322@psu.edu

Technology Based Entrepreneurship Cluster

Ted Graef
Director of Engineering Entrepreneurship
School of Engineering Design, Technology and Professional Programs
213 Hammond Building
University Park, PA 16802
814-863-2587
jtg150@psu.edu

Abington

Gary Calore
Associate Professor of Philosophy
1600 Woodland Road
Abington, PA 19001
215-881-7591
gsc1@psu.edu

Beaver

Ashu Kumar
Instructor in Information Sciences and Technology
100 University Drive
Monaca, PA 15061
724-773-3894
axk60@psu.edu

Berks

Sadan Kultrel
Program Coordinator, Professor
Gaige 329
Reading, PA 19610
610-396-6137
sadan@psu.edu

Erie

Linda Hajec
Assistant Teaching Professor of Accounting
281G Burke
Erie, PA 16563
814-898-6102
lla129@psu.edu

Contact

University Park

UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION
Intercollege Minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation
105b Carnegie Building
University Park, PA 16802
814-865-7084
amh13@psu.edu

http://www.enti.psu.edu

Abington

DIVISION OF SOCIAL SCIENCES
1600 Woodland Road
Abington, PA 19001
215-881-7591
gsc1@psu.edu

http://abington.psu.edu/person/gary-calore

Beaver

100 University Drive
Monaca, PA 15061
724-773-3894
axk60@psu.edu

http://beaver.psu.edu/academics/enti

Berks

EBC DIVISION
Gaige Building    
Reading, PA 19610
610-396-6137
sadan@psu.edu

http://berks.psu.edu/enti-minor-overview

Erie

BLACK SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
281 Jack Burke Research and Economic Development Center
5101 Jordan Road
Erie, PA 16563
814-898-6107
behrend-business@psu.edu

http://behrend.psu.edu/school-of-business