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Watson Institute at Lynn University

Calling all innovators, leaders and social entrepreneurs

Protect your courage

In partnership with Watson, an idea incubator, Lynn now offers a revolutionary Bachelor of Science in social entrepreneurship for the most promising next generation innovators, leaders, and entrepreneurs. 

As one of a few select Watson scholars, a powerful community of peers will support you and protect your courage as you work to solve the toughest social, economic and environmental challenges of our time.

How does it work?

Earn your B.S. in social entrepreneurship in as little as three years by completing Lynn's innovative Dialogues core curriculum and business courses inspired by Watson philosophy.

Step 1. Find your passion.

Interested in starting a new social venture? Looking to promote social good within an existing organization? No matter your goals, you'll learn to apply new skills as an entrepreneur or an intrapreneur.

Step 2. Apply.

We are now accepting applications for Fall 2018. Early decision deadline is November 1. Have questions? Andrew Lippi, Watson's South Florida representative, is happy to chat. Call or email him at +1 305-890-5199 or 

Step 3. Interview.

We want to know about you and your idea for social change. What motivates you? Who has most influenced you? You'll participate in an interview process to show your passion for change.

"The combination of Watson and Lynn is really powerful because you get to experience an established network of Lynn alumni and faculty paired with a newer school style that’s helping higher education open more doors for young entrepreneurs."

Tessa Zimmerman, ‘16, and founder of ASSET Education, Denver, Colorado
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Get inspired with Watson

The Watson incubator provides hands-on training in skills like ideation, rapid prototyping, fundraising, leadership and management, team building and more. Learn more about the organization that inspires Lynn's degree in social entrepreneurship.

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Learn like a Pro

Complete our nationally recognized Dialogues core curriculum while questioning the world around you with courses in belief and reason, justice and civic life, and self and society. With Lynn’s iPad-powered learning ecosystem, you can bring these courses with you no matter where life takes you. 

"The flexibility provided by taking half of my classes through iPad and half in-person has allowed me to take the knowledge I have gained and apply it to my work sometimes within minutes of finishing class.”

Jack Corbin, '17, and founder of Raydiate, Boulder, CO

Costs and deadlines

Lynn University offers merit and need-based financial aid options for students. Watson Scholars may qualify for additional aid. 

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Lynn students meet former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney and his wife/author Lynne Cheney.
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