Undergraduate Certificate in Product Innovation

Undergraduate Certificate in Product Innovation


Product Innovation is all about designing a product or process to solve a problem. Keep in mind that a "product" could be a physical or digital product. In this certificate you will take classes in business, art, and engineering and work hands-on with students from other majors. In the capstone course you will gain real-world experience in product design with local companies. Employing an cross-disciplinary perspective that embodies concepts from the arts, business and engineering, undergraduate students are provided a robust learning experience to understand the challenges associated with and means for managing product design, product development, and new product introduction endeavors.

Detailed Description of Certificate & Courses Required

I'm Interested in Product Innovation- how do I get in?

You must be accepted to VCU to apply to our certificate programs. Accepted students who are Undeclared majors are welcome to apply. Once you are a VCU student here are the steps:

1. Complete the application

2. Register for INNO 200, if you have not taken it already

3. Complete an interview (You will be contacted by daVinci Center Staff via email to set this up.)

4. Wait for application review by our academic director

5. Be on the lookout for an email with our decision

What is an undergraduate certificate?

An undergraduate certificate is a set of courses you take in addition to your primary degree. These courses are meant to broaden your skills in a specific area of interest in addition to what you are studying as part of your major. For example, if you are a Psychology major and are accepted to our Product Innovation program, you would graduate with a B.S in Psychology and a Certificate in Product Innovation. You can think of a certificate as a more formal version of a minor.




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Undergraduate Drop-Ins

Undergraduate Certificate Drop-In Hours

Thinking about applying to the Product Innovation, Venture Creation or Human-Centered Design certificate? Curious about how many extra classes you will need to take? Worried about the application process? Get your questions answered at our virtual drop-in hours. Attendance for the whole hour not required, drop-in anytime during the hour to ask questions. These hours will begin August 19, 2020, please email Mary-Chris Escobar with any questions: escobarmc@vcu.edu.

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