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Social Impact and Entrepreneurship B.S. at Lynn University

For students who have a strong passion and commitment to make a difference in the world.

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Anabel Vargas, IL, U.S.
Class of 2024

Dates & Details

 

Application Deadlines: 

    • Early Action I: Complete application by Nov 15th, 2023; submit supporting documents by Dec 1st, 2023; receive decision by Dec 15th, 2023.
    • Early Action II: Complete application by Jan 15th, 2024; submit supporting documents by Feb 1st, 2024; receive decision by Feb 15th, 2024.
    • Regular decision: Complete application by March 1st, 2024; receive decision by March 15th, 2024.
    • Rolling admissions: Applications completed after March 1st, 2024, are reviewed on a rolling basis.
  • Dates: Starts in August 2024.
  • Time Commitment: 3 or 4 year degree program.
  • Format: In-Person in Boca Raton, Florida.
  • Cost: Tuition-based program with scholarships. Lynn University offers various scholarships that students may qualify for. The scholarship award process begins after the students have been interviewed and admitted into the program.
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Details:

  • The revolutionary Bachelor of Science in Social Impact and Entrepreneurship from Lynn University, in collaboration with Watson Institute, is built for students to major in their mission, gain experience as interns with leading organizations in their field, and develop a skill set necessary to create impactful, successful careers.
  • Watson Institute at Lynn University in Boca Raton, FL, brings together a cohort of innovators, leaders, and entrepreneurs from across the globe to build careers that align with their values and contribute to solving the toughest challenges facing the world. Through interactive courses, intensive mentorship, and a powerful, diverse community of peers, students and alumni launch lives of impact.
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Application Process

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Lynn University Application

Lynn University and Watson Institute collaborate to prepare the next generation for impactful solutions to global challenges. The program, hosted at Lynn University, requires students to complete a Lynn University application. Apply here.
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Chat with a Watson team member

After finishing Lynn University’s application, you’ll be evaluated, and if selected, invited for a conversation with a Watson Institute team member to discuss your mission and motivations for the Bachelor of Science in Social Impact and Entrepreneurship. Contact Javi Lopez, Sr. Director of Admission for Watson Institute, at javi@watson.is.
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Apply to Watson Institute

The Watson Institute and Lynn University in Boca Raton, FL, collaborate to empower a global cohort in building value-aligned careers to address global challenges. After completing the Lynn University application, you’ll receive a supplemental Watson Institute application.

Program Elements

90% of Watson Institute’s Alumni are continuing their venture, employed at leading Fortune 500 companies, or continuing their education.

47 alumni from 20 different countries have created an impact from the initiatives they help lead.

 

Community

Aarif Khan, Trinidad and Tobago
Class of 2023

Aarif Khan, 23, is the Co-Founder of TAMKIN LLC, with a mission to send a positive message and promote a proactive image within the black community. Aarif’s commitment to social impact and entrepreneurship is evident through TAMKIN LLC, where he actively contributes to initiatives that uplift and empower the community. His journey reflects dedication to academic excellence and a profound sense of purpose, embodying the values of leadership, innovation, and community engagement. Currently, he serves as an intern in the EJC Project Program in Delray Beach, FL.

Mindfulness

Meghan Kalvey, India
Class of 2022

Meghan currently serves as a UX & UI Design Intern in Miami, Florida. A dynamic individual, Meghan was Lynn’s 2022 commencement student speaker, reflecting her leadership and communication skills. Her mission is to disrupt the current narrative around mindfulness, offering options for people of various belief systems to practice mindfulness and self-care tailored to their preferences. With a future-focused mindset, Meghan is set to pursue a Master’s degree in cognition, perception, and neuroscience at NYU.

Drinking Water

Brima Bangura, Sierra Leone
Class of 2021

Brima Bangura, earned the prestigious title of 2018 Queen’s Young Leader, United Kingdom, and is a recipient of the Arts & Business Council of Miami Pro Bono Patent Program. He is currently serving as a Product Manager at Ring Central in Miami. Brima leverages his skills and experiences to address the critical issue of clean drinking water scarcity for underprivileged communities in Sierra Leone. His mission reflects a profound commitment to social impact, showcased through both his professional endeavors and philanthropic initiatives.

Eligibility

  • Who You Are:
    • You have a strong passion and commitment to make a difference in the world. The right candidate has agency in their own development, a growth mindset with a healthy dose of curiosity, and a passion for impact and systemic change.
    • You have a passion for a particular issue or set of challenges but are not sure how to tackle them. This program is built for students looking to launch a multi-layered career with impact at its core and provides training in business and entrepreneurship.
  • What You Are Looking For:
    • You are seeking to build and launch a multi-layered career with impact at its core, providing training in business and entrepreneurship.
    • You are eager for an opportunity to challenge yourself, stepping out of your comfort zone.
    • You are looking to receive tailored mentorship from industry leaders and entrepreneurs across South Florida.
    • You are interested in participating in impact-driven initiatives, where you will develop, design, and implement projects and ventures contributing to positive change on both local and global scales.

What You Will Accomplish

With the unwavering support of Lynn University and its collaborative community, Watson Institute Scholars embark on a transformative educational journey that goes beyond traditional degree programs. Nestled in the vibrant tech and entrepreneurship hubs of southeast Florida, including Palm Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, and Miami, Boca Raton serves as the backdrop for a dynamic and engaging campus experience.

As a Watson Scholar, you will:

  • Connect with Local Influencers: Engage with local mentors, practitioners, and entrepreneurs, becoming an integral part of the fast-growing entrepreneurship community in the region.
  • Immerse in Campus Life: Cheer on our 19 athletic teams, live the Lynn lifestyle with on-campus housing, and choose from over 30 student clubs to enrich your university experience.
  • Experience Education as a Cohort: Collaborate closely with a diverse cohort of fellow students from around the world who share your grit, idealism, and commitment to making a positive impact.

At Lynn University, being a Watson Institute Scholar means more than earning a degree — it’s about shaping your future, creating meaningful connections, and actively contributing to a better world.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there any extra cost for joining the Social Impact and Entrepreneurship major at Lynn University?

There is not. Every undergraduate major selection at Lynn has the same cost.

How would my class schedule and courses look for the Social Impact and Entrepreneurship major?

Contact Javi Lopez, Sr. Director of Admission, at javi@watson.is to build your potential class schedule.

Is it common to consider combining the Social Impact and Entrepreneurship major and another major?

Yes, and it’s perfectly fine as long as it aligns with your goals and interests!

What are the benefits that I will be able to obtain in the Social Impact and Entrepreneurship major?

From Impact Speaker Series in which you can learn from successful entrepreneurs from around the world to a mentorship program that connects you with an entrepreneur and professional who will guide your career growth. The Watson Institute at Lynn University provides this and additional advantages such as weekly community engagement activities and others.

Where can I learn about the Social Impact and Entrepreneurship courses?

Check out the academic catalog and a description of each course here.

Can I connect with current students from the Social Impact and Entrepreneurship major to learn about their experiences?

Absolutely, feel free to contact Javier Lopez, Sr. Director of Admission, at javi@watson.is so he can connect you with a current student and provide you with additional information about this academic major at Lynn!

What should I do if I am interested in the Social Impact and Entrepreneurship major but also wish to study my original major?

This is perfectly acceptable, and we support it! You can study your original interest as a minor while also majoring in Social Impact and Entrepreneurship. Thus, you accomplish both of your desires!

Lynn University and Watson Institute work together because we believe that to solve the toughest challenges facing the world, we must equip the next generation with the necessary tools, network, mindset, and courage to unleash a lifetime of impact. Watson Institute first aligned with Lynn in October 2014. In August 2018, Watson and Lynn welcomed a pioneering class of gritty idealists to participate in a one-of-a-kind Bachelor of Science in Social Impact and Entrepreneurship.

Lynn University, named among the most innovative and diverse universities, provides unique opportunities, including the Social Impact Lab’s Ambassador Corps and J-Term’s hands-on Citizenship experiences. Lynn fosters intellectual exploration, leading to transformative conversations and a focus on global discussions.

Learn More About Our Collaboration

Get in contact with a team member and learn more