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Bachelor of Arts in Digital Innovation + Design

The Bachelor of Arts in Digital Innovation + Design equips you with new ways of thinking and doing to solve real-world problems and foster innovation.

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Among The Top In The Nation

Earning a bachelor’s degree from Boise State University can help open doors to opportunities and a promising future. Boise State’s online programs are specifically created for online learning and offer the same support as our traditional degree programs, and were also recently ranked in the near top 15% of online bachelor’s degrees in the country by U.S. News and World Report.

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Design Your Degree

Students completing a Bachelor of Arts in Digital Innovation and Design will have competencies in the human skills of communication, collaboration, critical thinking, creativity and innovation; the managing and using new and emerging digital technologies; and the application of design thinking principles to thrive in the modern digital workplace. Specifically, the degree will prepare students for user experience design, digital project management, creative content creation and data specialist positions.

Students choose 3 certificates to create the degree that aligns with their interests and goals. Are you unsure which certificates best meet your needs?

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Determine your professional and academic goals in foundational courses

Supportive coaches and advisors from enrollment through graduation


Choose one certificate every year:

  • User Experience Design
  • User Experience Research
  • Content Production 
  • Creative Influence 
  • Applied Leadership

What is a Certificate, Credential, Emphasis or Minor?


Earn professional credentials in specific courses

Prepare for a career in a variety of industries and fields


Prioritizes free or cost-effective tools for learning

Represents diverse skills and experiences to solve problems and enable innovation

Digital Innovation and Design at a Glance

What can you do with a Bachelor of Arts in Digital Innovation + Design?

By 2030, there will be a 15% increase in careers that require or prefer a bachelor’s degree with specific digital design-related skills/qualifications.

Between January 2019 to May 2021, there were 5,447,339 unique job postings in the digital design industry.

In the US, the average digital designer earns on average $79,000 annually (Data Source: EMSI, 2020). 

Possible Careers: 

  • Content Marketing Specialist 
  • Web Developer +  Digital Interface Designer
  • Systems Administrator
  • User Experience Professional 
  • Advertising and Promotions Manager

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What Support Will I Have?

The Boise State Digital Innovation + Design program team is here to make sure you succeed in the program! Student success coaches guide you through the admissions process, advisors help you overcome challenges as you navigate your degree plan, faculty employ real-world design experience and staff remove barriers to solve problems. We are ready to help and eager to support you!

Please note, students are required to meet with a Student Success Coach before being admitted to the program.

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How Much Does It Cost?

Boise State University’s online programs offer reasonably priced tuition, ongoing support, financial aid options and degree paths that help ensure you reach your goals quickly and efficiently. Depending on how many credits you bring in at the start of the program, costs may vary.

Boise State Undergraduate Admissions Application Fee$50
Courses (120 total credits @ $350 per credit*)$42,000
Books + Technology CostsCosts will vary
Certificate fees$40 - $386
Approximate Total Investment$42,090 - 42,436
Other potential expenses may include a personal computer, webcam, headphones with mic, and internet access, which are all required for this program. Varies

*The per-credit fees listed above are for the 2022-23 academic year. Future academic year per-credit fees may vary slightly and are finalized each May.

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What Classes Will I Take?

The online Bachelor of Arts in Digital Innovation + Design curriculum below shows the courses required for the program. In addition, specific University Foundations courses are required to earn a bachelor’s degree from Boise State. These foundation courses may be met through transfer coursework or will be incorporated into your program of study at Boise State.

University Foundation Requirements34-37
Student Success Curriculum
COID 101Introduction to Digital Innovation and Design3
COID 201Project Management & Teamwork3
COID 301Design & Prototype your Life3
Finishing Foundations COID 490 Prepare to Launch1
First-Year Certificate
Certificate in Innovation and Design12
Choose at least 2 Certificates18-24
Certificate in UX Design
Certificate in Content Production
Certificate in Creative Influence
Choose at least 1 Certificate12
Certificate in UX Research
Certificate in Applied Leadership
Total Credits120

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Military Support?

Yes! The Boise State Bachelor of Arts in Digital Innovation + Design is equipped to accommodate military service members. Whether you are active-duty, a veteran or a civilian, Boise State is here to support you as you earn your bachelor’s degree.

  • We leverage your training for credit
  • We collaborate with you while you’re deployed to accommodate your schedule
  • Your tuition is 100% covered for Online students with the Boise State TA Promise

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Once you’ve completed your program orientation, you’ll be assigned a Student Success Advisor. Academic Advising is a partnership between you and your advisor. Together you will discuss and develop a plan for your degree.

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Boise State University is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). Regional accreditation of the university has been continuous since initial accreditation was conferred in 1941. Boise State University is currently accredited at all degree levels.

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