Latest in higher ed: the Bachelor of Innovation

University of Colorado offers new BI degree in CS, engineering, game design and business.
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In the true spirit of American ingenuity, the University of Colorado has announced it will be offering Bachelor of Innovation degrees, reports Campus Technology News.

Students at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs will be the first in the U.S. to be able to receive a Bachelor of Innovation in computer science, electrical engineering, game design and development, and business development.

"The need for a dramatic reform in engineering education is nationally recognized," said Jeremy Haefner, dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science. "UCCS is responding to this need by working to create engineers with business and innovation skills who will be effective in furthering the goals of both [for-] profit and non-profit organizations."

Officials said that the new degrees will focus on preparing students to be innovative intheir discipline with an strong emphasis on working in a team environment. Students will be able to specialize in areas such as globalization, creative communication, advanced engineering, and advanced business.

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