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Major in your mission.

The Bachelor of Science in social entrepreneurship from Watson Institute at Lynn University is for students passionate about solving a specific social, environmental, or economic challenge and leading a lifetime of impact.

Amplify your impact.

Watson Institute’s Semester Incubator is a 4-month program preparing next-generation innovators and social entrepreneurs to launch social ventures and unleash a lifetime of impact.

Start your journey.

Watson Institute’s Basecamp program is a no-cost bootcamp for prospective Watson Scholars to experience elements of the Watson curriculum and put into practice the mindset of being a social entrepreneur.

Watson Alumni Profiles

Watson’s Mentors and Master Course Teachers

  • Khalida Brohi
    Executive Director, Sughar Empowerment Society
    She has been recognized by Oprah Winfrey, CNN, Bill Clinton, Cheryl Sandberg as a leading advocate for women in Pakistan.
  • Jan Piercy
    Former US Executive Director, World Bank
    In addition to being the former US Executive Director of the World Bank, she also served as the Senior Advisor at Enclude. Her master course is called "Leveraging Who You are to Become Who You Want to Be."
  • Teju Revilochan
    CEO and Co-founder, Uncharted
    Uncharted (formerly Unreasonable Institute) is on a mission to unite and resource the people most likely to put a dent in the world's biggest problems. His course is called "Return on Relationships."
  • Jerry White
    CEO of Global Impact Strategies Inc
    Jerry shares in the Nobel Prize for Peace awarded to the International Campaign to Ban Landmines. His course title is: "Personal and Social Change: aligning our why, what and how."
  • Tom Chi
    Cofounder, Google X
    As the cofounder of Google X, Tom has pioneered a unique approach to rapid prototyping that has allowed him to move large organizations at unprecedented speeds. His course title is: "Rapid Prototyping: Clothes hanger to Google Glass."
  • Erin Schrode
    Co-founder, Turning Green
    Erin is a citizen activist, social entrepreneur and storyteller. She is the youngest person to have ever run for US congress at 25.
  • Jane Strode Miller
    Founder & CEO, JaneKnows.com
    Jane is a career expert, public speaker, author, and animal lover, and runs JaneKnows.com, a career website that provides support, resources and tools for those climbing the corporate ladder.
  • Jose Vieitez
    Co-founder, Boomtown Accelerator
    Jose is the Co-founder and co-director of Boomtown Accelerator in Boulder, helping early stage startups grow and get funded. He is a Stanford graduate with a background in user experience design.