The entrepreneurship and innovation minor helps students develop an entrepreneurial mindset

CSU students who have a strong desire to be engaged in entrepreneurship can pursue this 24-credit minor developed for business and non-business students. This cross-disciplinary program has a limited, competitive enrollment to facilitate a high-touch learning environment. Students develop an entrepreneurial mindset and gain the deep technical knowledge to thrive in startups, ventures, and the entrepreneurial ecosystems.

How to Minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Students take part in entrepreneurship eventTo apply for the minor, students must:

  • be of sophomore standing (i.e. 30 credits completed, including in-progress coursework)
  • attend a minor declaration seminar (held throughout each semester)
  • have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA at the time of application
  • complete an online survey

The application process may take up to two weeks, and newly accepted students will not be able to register for most minor courses until three to five business days after notification of acceptance.

Applications are currently being accepted. View the minor declaration seminar dates and details (PDF) for the next opportunity to start your application.


Students need to complete 24 credits to earn an entrepreneurship and innovation minor; 12 or more of those credits must be from upper-division (300- to 400-level) courses. The curriculum is a combination or required entrepreneurship courses and electives across campus, selected due to their entrepreneurial nature.

Please see the entrepreneurship and innovation minor PDF for course information.


Entrepreneurship and Innovation Minor