2022-2023 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    Jun 16, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Information Technology, Design, and Startups Minor

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Bruce Kingma, Professor of Entrepreneurship
Program Director 
(315) 443-3993




Make your ideas real.

If you have a world-changing idea, it is time to do something about it. The iSchool’s minor in Information Technology, Design, and Startups (IDS) will guide you through turning your idea into a viable venture, and it is available to all undergraduate students regardless of their primary college or major.

As an IDS student, you will take three courses covering the ideation and team-building process, developing and launching a product, and accelerating your growth - all from professors who are successful entrepreneurs and experts in the field.

In the end you will be equipped with the skills required to listen to the needs of your community, bring your ideas into the world, and grow and sustain a successful startup enterprise.

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Innovate: Design new ideas, products, or services in business, government or society.
2. Create: Develop a business or nonprofit organization including customers, clients or users.
3. Explore: Expand their business or nonprofit organization by acquiring customers, clients, users or attracting funding.


II. Elective Courses (3 courses for 9 credits)

Students are encouraged to consult with the program director or a faculty or professional mentor to determine which courses best complement their entrepreneurial goals. Some recommended elective courses are shown below. 

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