Art, Science, and Innovation Minor


Art, Science, and Innovation is an interdisciplinary minor that prepares students to become critical thinkers and cultural makers responding to technological and societal change. Students learn and create at the intersections of art, science, culture, and technology to develop critical thinking and awareness of emerging technological and scientific trends and how they affect the world.


Art, Science, and Innovation minors are required to have a GPA of at least 2.0 at graduation. All courses taken at Allegheny on a letter grade basis are included in the calculation with the exception of repeated courses for which only the most recent grade counts. All courses for the minor must be taken on the letter grade basis. Under exceptional circumstances, one additional course taken Credit/No Credit may be presented for the minor with permission of the chair of the department. Typically, this exception is made when a student has taken a course CR/NC before declaring a minor in the department.

Because this program is interdivisional, students who minr in Art, Science, and Innovation may complete any major to satisfy the college requirement that the major and minor be in different divisions. 

Students who graduate with an Art, Science, and Innovation Minor will be able to:

  • Identify some cultural influences of science and technology
  • Engage in scientific and technological ideation from a humanistic and aesthetic point of view
  • Consider the ethics, politics, and cultural implications of scientific, technological and artistic developments in diverse contexts
  • Produce and/or analyze creative works that include scientific and technological aspects


Core A - Introduction to Art Mediums

Must complete ANY TWO of the following (8 credits)

ART 171 - Photography I
ART 187 - Electronic & Intermedia Art
COMRT 285 - Visual Production I

Core B - Science Electives

Must complete 4 credits from the following departments: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Science (not including ENVSC 352), Geology, Mathematics (MATH 151 or above), Neuroscience (NEURO 110 and NEURO 120), Psychology, or Physics

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