Watson Institute

Calling all innovators, leaders and social entrepreneurs

Protect your courage

Watson is an idea incubator, in partnership with Lynn, offering a revolutionary new Bachelor's 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 just three three years by completing Watson's award-winning social entrepreneurship curriculum and Lynn's innovative Dialogues core curriculum.

Step 1. Choose your location.

Have a full college experience near the beach on Lynn's campus in Boca Raton, Florida or join Watson at Chautauqua Park in Boulder, Colorado nestled against the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Both great locations offer the same intensive mentorship, workshops led by leading entrepreneurs and the option of completing Lynn's award-winning iPad-powered curriculum. 

Note: The Boulder location is currently applying for authorization in the State of Colorado.

Step 2. Choose 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 3. Apply.

We are now accepting applications for Fall 2018. Early decision deadline is November 1. Have questions? Andrew Lippi, president, Watson Institute at Lynn University, is happy to chat. Call or email him at +1 305-890-5199 or watson@lynn.edu. 


"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
Watson student wears cape.

Get inspired with Watson

Gain hands-on training in skills like ideation, rapid prototyping, fundraising, leadership and management, team building and more. Top mentors and entrepreneurs will provide coaching relevant to your social venture, passions, and personal objectives in the Watson Lab and via Master Courses.

Student on Lynn campus studying on iPad.

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

Students have several financing options including work study, fellowships and scholarships.

Now accepting applications for Fall 2018!
Early decision deadline is November 1.