Scientific Commercialization, Minor

Science innovation—the creation of new scientific knowledge—and entrepreneurship—the translation and commercialization of such ideas into real-world solutions—each require distinctly different skills that are developed through years of experience. Though these undertakings are intimately linked, they are rarely taught together in an integrated academic setting. The minor in science commercialization brings these two sides together and is designed for students who are interested in ventures in science-related areas (the energy sector, biotech and pharmaceuticals, advanced materials, etc.). 

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified. DMSB students can double-count only one course toward both this minor and their concentration. 

Required Courses

ENTR 2301Innovation!4
INSC 3000Science Behind Innovation and Entrepreneurship4
INSC 4000Bridging Scientific Discovery and Innovation4


Complete two courses from the following:8
Entrepreneurial Growth Strategy for Technology Ventures
Entrepreneurial Finance, Innovation Valuation, and Private Equity
Translating Scientific Discoveries: From Lab to Fab and Beyond

GPA Requirement

Minimum 2.000 GPA required in all major courses

Credit Requirement

20 hours required