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Social Innovation and Design

Milligan University’s social innovation and design minor trains students to creatively solve social problems. Students research historical and contemporary social issues and then build upon that knowledge with design-oriented and practice-based courses. Students learn innovative solutions currently underway around the world and then develop their own ideas, projects, and organizations.

Upon graduating, students will be suited to industries such as: government, non-profit, health, human services, urban planning, education, sustainable energy, and more. Students will be equipped for project and program development, social entrepreneurship, nonprofit management, community or international development, solutions consultant, creative design director, etc.

Course Requirements

View all details and course requirements for this program in the Milligan University Catalog (link below). The Milligan University academic catalog is the official, authoritative source for all academic requirements and policies. Any discrepancies in curricular requirements from other sources will default to the Catalog.


John Paul Abner
Professor of Occupational Therapy, Psychology and Counseling; Director of Academic Advising

Professor of Counseling, Director of the Campus Counseling Center

Amy Edmonds
Associate Professor of Political Science

Professor Emerita of Sociology and Missions

Hongyou Lu
Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies; Engineering Program Development Associate

Dr. Lori Mills, professor of psychology at Milligan
Professor of Psychology

Associate Professor of Counseling

Rebecca Sapp
Area Chair of Social Learning; Professor of Counseling; MSC Program Director

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