The five-course Concentration in Applied Innovation.

Ripon College’s five-course curriculum, Catalyst, rigorously develops the 21st-century skills that employers seek while streamlining the path to graduation. Students enjoy extensive freedom to pursue their passions and craft their own academic program of study.

Catalyst consists of five seminars, two in the first year, two in the sophomore year, and the applied innovation seminar in the junior year. The first four seminars are designed to develop the essential skills students need to work collaboratively and independently in the junior seminar, in which they will work in teams mentored by faculty members as they develop and present proposed solutions to large, open-ended questions. The seminars also provide grounding in some basic college-level academic skills and expose students to a range of disciplinary approaches.