The fastest growing interdisciplinary minor at the University of Virginia

The Entrepreneurship Minor with a concentration in Social Entrepreneurship prepares students to launch or work within innovative, financially-sustainable non-profits, world-changing for profits and a range of hybrids in between including venture philanthropy, public-private partnerships, and impact investing.

The Fall application cycle has now closed. Please check back in the Spring for more information on the next round of applications.


The minor is open to all students who have completed or are enrolled in the startup course (ENTP 1010). Enrollment in the minor is determined by a short application process. Acceptance into and declaration of the minor do not guarantee enrollment in the courses or completion of the minor. All courses are offered on a space-available basis.

Applications are opened twice a year - in the middle of the fall semester and the middle of the spring semester. The application is now closed and will be opened Spring 2019. 

Only a single course may be counted towards both the fulfillment of the Entrepreneurship Minor and the fulfillment of a student's major degree program(s).


The Social Entrepreneurship track of the Entrepreneurship minor consists of 18 credits, including a final capstone project. 

  • Startup Course: ENTP 1010

  • Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship: LPPS 3050 (Formerly PPOL 3500)

  • 3 Approved Electives

    • A comprehensive list of classes that can be counted for elective credit can be accessed here.

  • Final Capstone Project

    • LPPS 4735 Experiential Social Entrepreneurship (LPPS 4735)

    • Design and Innovation in Medicine (BME 3030)

    • New Product Development (STS 4810)

    • Launch (ENTP 4000)