No matter what major you decide to pursue, the Cornerstone courses instill foundational knowledge and abilities that will set you up for success down the road. You will obtain the essentials to learn effectively at the front end so that you are better able to understand specific subject content in your chosen major during years 2-4 and tackle complex interdisciplinary problems in whatever path you pursue beyond Minerva University.
Focus on thinking critically through in-depth training in logic, statistics, and algorithmic thinking, using formal, computational, and quantitative approaches to formulate, analyze, and tackle problems.
Learn to communicate effectively at a high-level and deeply analyze communications of various forms. You will form the skills and practical experience to speak publicly, communicate visually, design, debate, and express yourself artistically.
Develop your creative thinking skills and familiarize yourself with methods used in social and natural sciences that teach you to effectively frame problems, identify solutions, develop and test hypotheses, design research studies, and reach plausible conclusions.
Explore how humans function as members of various systems, using concepts such as multiple causality and multi-factor integrations. This course will develop your ability to interact effectively by participating in group project collaboration, negotiation, leadership, and formal debate.
In addition, your work on your Capstone Project – the culmination of your studies – begins in your third year with us. Within two, two-unit courses, you will explore and define your vision for this project, which helps prepare you to take on further studies, professional life after you graduate, or step into the world of research and academia.
Learn the fundamentals of analytics and design, and how to use infrastructure and technologies to harness massive amounts of data.
The knowledge and skills you’ll acquire within this concentration allow you to future-proof your career and become a vital member of any major global organization.
Your efforts with the Capstone project are complemented by up to two Tutorial courses per major (except Business) and any elective courses you have yet to complete. Tutorial courses are designed to be collaborative, student-driven explorations into specific topics, which you’ll work with your professor to define. If you’re majoring in Business, Tutorial courses are replaced by a required business practicum you complete in the summer between your third and fourth year.
After completing your Capstone project in the spring semester of your fourth year, you’ll present it during Manifest, a month-long-term that takes place in San Francisco.
Opportunities during Manifest allow you to celebrate the fruits of four years of labor and marks the end of your undergraduate experience at Minerva University.