Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Certificate (SINE)

Dickinson College

Date Posted: Nov. 20, 2018
Submitted by: Claire Pope
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Undergraduate Certificate/Diploma


Dickinson’s certificate in social innovation and entrepreneurship (SINE) is about change and creating pathways for student-led change in our world. The SINE certificate was developed to focus this effort by highlighting the critical thinking skills, creative mindset, and organizational development capabilities associated with positive change in our society and on behalf of our natural environment. The certificate builds on the college’s educational pillars of interdisciplinarity, global studies and sustainability. It captures the enthusiasm and energy our students are already exhibiting in co-curricular activities and organizations such as the Idea Fund. And, it exemplifies these principles in the way in which it was developed: through a collaborative approach that included faculty across all three academic divisions, administrators, alumni, and students. The SINE certificate is Dickinson's first curriculum that actively involved students—the Eco-E Path Mosaic students in Spring 2014—in its development.