Research Experience

Demonstration of your competency in research that is related to a Grand Challenge
•UHC Thesis
•Senior Capstone
STEM Leaders
Long-term Research Work

Interdisciplinary Curriculum

Demonstration of ability to think critically and creatively, and to synthesize ideas and information when evaluating societal issues
•Completion of your Baccalaureate Core will fulfill this requirement, but classes cannot be double counted towards other GCSP components (Entrepreneurship or Multicultural Dimension).


Demonstration of the ability to translate research outside of the lab and into a real-life product
Curricular Examples:
•BA 260: Introduction to Entrepreneurship
•BA 362: Social Entrepreneurship & Initiatives
•BA 363: Technology & Innovation Management
•BA 468: Technology & Commercialization
BA 167/168 - Launch Pad
BA 367/368 - Launch Academy
Co-Curricular Examples:
•OSU Next Great Startup Competition
•OSU Advantage Accelerator; Iterate; Accelerate
OSU Sales Academy
GCSP Summer Entrepreneurial Experience

Multicultural Dimension

Development of a global perspective necessary to address challenges that are inherently global, as well as to lead innovation in a global economy
Curricular Examples:
•HEST: Humanitarian Engineering
•ANTH/ES/WGSS 373: Social Justice
•ES 451: Theories of Race and Ethnicities
•ES 460: Ethnicity and Social Justice
Co-Curricular Examples:
•International experience (study abroad, faculty led summer experience, etc.)
•OSU International Peer Mentoring Program
•OSU Student Organization Experience Abroad (such as Engineers Without Borders)
•Community Engagement & Leadership (CEL) Alternative Breaks Program
Racial Aikido Workshops offered at OSU

Service Learning

Engagement in hands-on, experiential learning about issues of local concern with ramifications for the Grand Challenges
•60 total hours of service learning confirmed through the OSU Community Engagement & Leadership office related to your Grand Challenge (check out the opportunities HERE)
•Community Engagement & Leadership (CEL) Alternative Breaks Program
Optional: 30 hours on-campus; 30 hours off campus