Below are programs and resources
for students seeking the best global graduate education available
foresight (also known as strategic foresight,
prospective studies, prognostics, futures studies, futurology,
futuring, and futuristics) and related disciplines. The singular
"future studies" is falling out of favor as there
is always a plurality of possible futures. As a foresight
professional (or in lay terms, a futurist),
any of these credentials may help develop your career.
Are you a student, employer, or advocate of folks at these
programs? Join the Foresight
Education and Research Network (FERN), the largest
online social network for current and prospective foresight
students, educators, alumni, employers, and advocates of better
Professional foresight is a transdisciplinary
educational program that seeks to reliably improve one's ability
to anticipate, create, and manage change
in a variety of domains (scientific, technological,
environmental, economic, and societal), on a variety of scales
(personal, organizational, societal, global, universal), and
using a variety of specialties (theories
and methods, see below). Anticipating, creating, and managing
change in our increasingly fast-paced and globalized technological
world is an ongoing challenge, and broadly cultivating foresight
proficiency provides great social value.
ASF's recommended framework for Primary, Secondary
and Other foresight specialties is outlined below.
We suggest that Masters and PhD foresight programs
should strive to provide basic literacy and proficiency
in all the primary specialties (the core curriculum of professional
foresight), and basic familiarity with the
secondary specialties (many of which can be taken as graduate
degrees in other departments). Electives and thesis topics
should be possible in primary, secondary, and other foresight
specialties, per the student's career and research interests.
- Primary, Secondary, and Other
Foresight Specialties (26)
Foresight Specialties (33)
Comparative Analysis and Competitive Intelligence
Corporate and Organizational Foresight
Foresight (Causal Layered Analysis, etc.)
Development Studies and Acceleration Studies
Emerging Issues, Cross Impact and Pattern Analysis
Emerging Tech Analysis and Technical Intelligence
Ethnographic, Culture, and Subculture Foresight
Forecasting and Modeling/Simulation (basic)
Foresight Frameworks and Foundations
Foresight Journalism and Metrics
Game Foresight (Strategy, Serious Games, Wargames)
History and Analysis of Predictions
Horizon Scanning and Weak Signal Identification
Images and Artifacts of the Future
Personal Foresight Development
Prediction Markets and Foresight Networks
Predictive Surveys and Delphi
Roadmapping (Long-Range Ind., Tech, Policy Maps)
Scenario Development, Planning, and Learning
Transhumanist and Ethics of Emerging Tech Studies
Trend Extrapolation, Learning Curves, Discontinuities
Visioning, Intuition, and Creative Thinking
Wildcards / Black Swans (Hi-Impact Low-Prob. Events)
Science and Risk Assessment
Anthropology and Culture Studies
Cognitive & Social Psychology (Personality Profiles,
Collaboration, Facilitation, and Peace/Conflict Studies
Critical and Evidence-Based Thinking
Decision Theory, Uncertainty, and Real Options Analysis
Demographics, Sociology, and Action Research
Design, User Experience, and Art
Ethics and Values Studies
Evolution, Complexity and Systems Studies
Forecasting and Modeling/Simulation (advanced)
Futures, Sci-Fi, Utopian, and Dystopian Lit Studies
History (Alternative Histories)
Innovation and Entrepreneurship Studies and Networks
Innovation Journalism and Metrics
Integral Studies and Thinking
Investing and Finance
Leadership Studies and Organizational Development
Library Science and Knowledge Management
Marketing (Predictive), PR, and Consumer Behavior
Philosophy (Normative Alternative Futures)
Political Science and Policy Studies
Probabilistic (Statistical) Prediction
Religious Studies (Future Beliefs)
Risk Management, Operations Research, Game Theory
Security/Defense Studies and International Relations
Science and Technology Studies and Technology Analysis
Socially Responsible / Triple Bottom Line Management
Strategic & L-R Planning, Decision Analysis and
Sustainability and Development (Economic) Studies
Foresight-Related Specialties (35, a
| Astrobiology | Biological Sciences | Bioethics | Biotechnology
| Business Administration | Chemical Sciences | Computer
Modeling and Simulation | Computer Science | Cybernetics
| Economics and Econometrics | Education | Engineering
| Evolutionary Biology | Gambling Studies | Generational
Studies | Geography | History | History and Philosophy
of Science and Technology | Information Science | Knowledge
Management | Library Science | Management | Media and
Communications | Mathematics | Philosophy | Physical Sciences
| Psychology | Psychographics | Statistics | Technology
Policy | Tourism | Urban Studies
For some proposed standards on bringing foresight curricula,
foresight certificate programs, and foresight MS and PhD programs
to the modern university, see University
Foresight - Program Options. For ideas on bringing
foresight methods to the organization, and language to use
in describing foresight in the corporate environment, see
Organizational Foresight - Strategy
Not all of the programs below presently meet our proposed
standards. If you presently attend one, we urge you to join
us at FERN,
a community dedicated to raising foresight professionalism.
A handful of current programs are broadly acceleration-aware,
most are less so. Other programs to recommend? Edits or corrections?
Please let us
(Part and Full-Time) MS and Full-Time PhD Programs English-Instruction
EUROPE (MALTA, GERMANY, UK, FINLAND)
English-language MS and Full-Time PhD programs
in any of the primary foresight specialties are listed below.
Are you a working professional with an MS, looking to get
a Foresight PhD? See our global list of places to do
and Part-Time Doctorates in
Foresight. This page and others are now available
at our wiki, GlobalForesight.org
Business Schl & Inst
for Futures Studies & Knowledge Mgmt. MSc,MBA,PhD
in Corporate Foresight.
||(English, German). Weisbaden. MSc, MBA, PhD
under supervision of IFSKM. Students focus on
corporate foresight and management, can do Real-Time
Delphi, Scenarios, Risk Management, Competitive
Intell., any other business and tech foresight
theses. Director, Heiko
von der Gracht. Contact.
of Stellenbosch, Econ
& Mgmt Sci. and Inst.
for Futures Research. M.Phil,PhD
in Futures Studies (Econ/Mgmt).
||[Online program, with six In-Person events]
(English, Afrikaans). Stellenbosch. Futures
perspective on org. strategy, long-term planning,
development philosophy, global change, forces
and trends. African context. Contact: Andre
Roux, Director. Potential FS Affiliate:
Futures Institute, Cape Town.
of Business & Leadership. MA
in Strategic Foresight (Bus. Admin.)
||[Online program] (English). Virginia Beach,
VA. Well-regarded program for mid-career leaders,
consultants, and strategic managers. Christian
university, but mostly ecumenical learning context.
Snyder, Associate Dean. Jay
of Advancing Technology, MS
in Emerging Technologies.
||[Online program] (English). Phoenix, AZ.
New program. Technology foresight, strategy, and
innovation (FSI) in seven clusters of exponentially
growing technologies and their strategic implications.
Smart, Program Champion,
of Hawaii at Manoa, Dept.
of Pol. Sci. and Hawaii
Rsrch Ctr for FS. MA,PhD
in Alternative Futures (Pol Sci).
||(English). Manoa, HI. Long-lived, well-regarded
program (since 1976). Strong in visioning, scenarios,
and alternative futures development. MA students
often go on to the PhD. Contact: Jake Dunagan,
of Houston, College
of Technology. MS
in Studies of the Future (Technology).
||[Online or campus program]. (English). Houston,
TX. Long-lived, well-regarded program (since
1975). Trains professional futurists for the
marketplace. Strong in sociology, methods, largest
practitioner alumni network. Was formerly at
UH Clear Lake.
Programs Other Language Instruction
Non-English MS and PhD programs in any of the primary futures
studies subject areas (see above) are listed below.
U. of Lisbon, ISEG
(School of Econ & Mgmt), MS
in Foresight, Strategy & Innovation (Bus. Admin.)
||(Portuguese). Lisbon. Strategic foresight
principles, concepts, and applications. Trends,
modeling, intelligence, knowledge management.
Scenario thnking, simulation, designing and
managing an innovation process. Email: Prof.
Antonio Alvarenga. Also: ISEG
Are you a student,
alumni, faculty, advocate, or employer one of these programs?
If so, we encourage you to join FERN,
a community that networks the professional foresight education
community, and helps graduates find great foresight careers.
A variety of foresight
education frameworks are used by the above programs. Three
decades after the first graduate foresight (futures studies)
program emerged (Houston, 1975), there are far fewer primary
foresight programs today than we might hope or expect. Foresight
professionals must challenge this scarcity in global culture,
and do everything we can to ensure our existing programs offer
obvious value to students in a world of accelerating change.
We believe that improving, networking, and promoting our
best foresight and futures programs should be top priorities
for the global futurist community, both academic (FERN,
WFSF, etc.), professional
(APF, etc.) and
general (WFS, etc.). As
Peter Bishop, Director of the Houston MS
program notes, we must put particular emphasis on improving
our forsight/futures doctoral programs, which do basic research
and produce faculty able to staff new MS and PhD programs.
We must also do our best to ensure that the leaders of our
primary programs and key faculty in our secondary programs
are publishing, practicing foresight professionals.
Secondary Programs English Instruction
(except where indicated)
MS and PhD programs in secondary futures studies
subject areas (see top of page) which either 1)
place a notable emphasis on any of the primary foresight subjects
or 2) have on-campus futures research centers
which may be used for potential affiliations during graduate
study, are listed below. Most offer English-language instruction,
except where indicated.
For additional secondary programs, see Graduate
Programs for Understanding and Managing Accelerating Change.
For Jose Ramos excellent 2002 FS survey,
with additional program and contact detail, see International
Survey of University Futures Courses (PDF, 43 pages).
For a list of bioethics programs potentially conducive to
scholarship on human-machine symbiosis (transhumanism), see
the WTA's Programs
for Graduate Studies in Bioethics. For a great but unselective
database of graduate programs (US, International, and Distance),
of Kerala. Dept.
of Futures Studies. MS
Technology Management, Tourism Administration
||(Hindi, English). Kerala. Good
Tech Mgmt/FS choice. The university claims
to also offer "an interdisciplinary M.Phil
and PhD program in futures studies," but
there is no apparent broad training in FS methods.
Listed FS-related study areas are technology
or tourism oriented, such as: Impacts of Information
Tech, Energy Planning, Ancipatory Crisis Mgmt
of AIDS, Systems Modelling, Ecotourism Development
in Kerala. Good opportunity to create a Primary
Spa U., Schl
of Ed and Centre
for Global and Futures Ed. (CGFE). PCGE
(Postgrad Certificate in Education)
||Bath. Good PCGE/FS
choice. Teacher trainees can learn to bring
global and futures dimensions into education.
Hicks, CGFE Director.
of Social Sciences. MS,PhD
in Social Sciences.
of Management. MS,
MBA,PhD and DBA
of Sociology. FS Affil: Centre
for Science Studies. MA,PhD
in Science Studies
Metropolitan U., School
of Business and Law. PhD
in Research (Education, Business, etc.)
Leeds. Good Research/FS
Gold of Business
& Law and Steven
Rennie of Film,
TV, & Performing Arts are futures-oriented
faculty mentoring internat'l students with FS PhDs. Leeds
Met has a very
affordable distance (mostly online) PhD
program. Unfortunately no current faculty are
publishing in futures. Until 2002, Graham
May of the SBE
chaired an MS in Foresight and Futures Studies,
which ended on his retiring. It's revival is
a great opportunity.
Business School, MBA,PhD
||London. Great MBA/FS
choice. International MBA program with
forecasting and foresight emphasis.
of Cambridge, Dept
of History and Philosophy of Science. M.Phil,PhD
in History and Philosophy of Science
||Cambridge. Largest HPoS department in the
UK. Strong international reputation.
of Hertfordshire, Business
School. FS Affil: Complexity
& Mgmt. Centre. MA,
DBA in Org. Change (Online)
of Manchester, Business
School. FS Affil.: Ctr.
for Rsrch on Innov. and Competition. MBA,PhD
of Manchester, School
of Law. FS Affil: Centre
for Social Ethics and Policy. MA
in Health Care Ethics and Law
of Oxford, Philos.
Martin 21st Cent. Schl, and Future
of Humanity Inst. M.Phil,PhD
of Oxford, Business
of Strathclyde. Bus.
School. FS Affil: Ctr.
for Scenario Planning and Future Studies. MBA,etc.
||Glasgow. Great MBA/FS
choice. Great place to learn scenario planning
for business applications. CSPFS founding faculty
van der Heijden (Emeritus), a pioneer of scenario
planning at Royal Dutch/Shell.
of Sussex. FS Affil: SPRU
(S&T Policy Research Unit). MPhil,DPhil
S&T Policy Studies, Tech & Innov. Mgmt
College of the Arts, MA
in Design. A focus is available on Applied
Futurism in Design.
Francisco and Oakland, CA. Good
Design/FS choice. Transdisciplinary communication,
industrial and interactive design, both vision
Inst. of Integral Studies, Sch.
of Consc. and Transformation, PhD
in Transformative Studies.
San Francisco, CA. Interdisciplinary training
in theories of personal and organizational growth
Mellon University, Entertainment
Technology Center. MS
PA. Promising new program for Web 2.0 skills,
including game design and virtual worlds. Global
satellite campuses. No FS curriculum yet.
Mellon University, Tepper
School of Business. MBA,
PA. Great Economics/FS choice.
Strong on quant. economics and computational models.
Good place for graduate study in cliometrics,
the use of historical data and economic models
to reconstruct historical events, and model future
Western Reserve U. Dept.
of Bioethics. MA,PhD
OH. Good Bioethics/FS choice.
Major U.S. center for study of ethical issues
in medical science, including human enhancement.
Large faculty, tolerance of enhancement scholarship.
Mehlman has authored Wondergenes,
2003, a forward-looking book on human genetic
of STS. PhD
in Science and Technology Studies.
NY. Great STS/FS choice.
Well-rounded, foresighted, and flexible STS program.
of Arts and Sciences. MS
in Science, Technology, and Society (Arts and Sciences)
||Philadelphia, PA. Good
STS/FS choice. Arthur
Shostak is emeritus professor of Sociology
and a futures studies pioneer, focusing on labor
and work issues, the future of cities and general
STS. He also taught a course in Futuristics to
Drexel grad and undergrad students.
of Statistics and Decision Sciences (ISDS). MS,PhD
in Statistics and Decision Sciences
NC. Good Statistics/FS choice.
While not yet in the Top
20 US statistics departments (be sure to look
at those as well), Duke's ISDS
is very interdisciplinary, applied, and strong
in Baysian inference, forecasting, modeling, and
decision theory. Great place to start researching
State U. Dept of
Psych. FS Affil: Center
for Expert Performance Research. MS,PhD
Washington University, School
of Business, and Institute
for Knowledge & Innovation. MBA.
DC. Great MBA/FS choice.
Prof. of Mgmt, is Co-Director of IFKI
and Director of TechCast,
a leading expert-based science and technology
U. Law School.
FS Affil: Berkman
Center for Internet & Society. JD
MA. . Great Law/FS choice.
"explores cyberspace (virtual and nonvirtual),
shares in its study, and helps pioneer its development."
of Psychology. MA
in Integral Psychology.
Hill, CA. Incorporates Ken
Wilber's AQAL model and a developmental perspective
on personal and organizational futures.
School of Humanities,
Arts & Soc. Sci., PhD
in Sci, Tech, and Society.
MA. Good STS/FS or MPP/FS
choice. Top-ranked but conservative. Excellent
Inst. of Internat'l Studies and Ctr.
for Nonproliferation Studies. MA
in International Policy Studies
CA. Great Nonproliferation
Studies/FS choice. The CNS at MIIS is largest
NGO (and school) studying WMD nonproliferation
Arizona U, Dept.
of Anthropology. FS Affil: Inst.
for Fut. Workforce Dev. MS
RAND Graduate School, and Rand
Pardee Center for Long Range Global Policy. PhD
in Policy Analysis
Monica, CA. Great Policy
Analysis/FS choice. Scholarship and intern
at one of the oldest futures think tanks. Econ,
policy, long-range thinking. Contact: James
Dewar, Director, RPC. For Policy/FS pubs,
Planning, J. Dewar, 2002 and Shaping
the Next 100 Years, R. Lempert, 2003
School of Business and Mgmt. M.S.
in Organization Development (MSOD)
CA. Great MSOD/FS choice.
OD includes not only human resources, but also
models of organizational development, and strategies
to improve the beliefs, attitudes, values, and
structures of an organization. Implicitly foresight
oriented. Pepperdine's program is considered
State U. Dept.
of Systems Science. PhD
in Systems Science.
of Philosophy. FS Affil: Center
for Human Values. PhD
NY. Great Philosophy/FS
choice. Large, diverse, tolerant dept.
explores ethics, bioethics, public affairs.
Liberation, 2001; One
World, 2004) is a defender of human
enhancement animal liberation, and other controversial
of Global Leadership & Entrep. Doctorate
in Strategic Leadership
Virginia Beach. Good Leadership/FS
choice. New program for mid-career leaders,
consultants, and strategic managers. Christian
university, but mostly ecumenical learning context.
Good foresight options. Contact: Bruce
Snyder, Associate Dean. Jay
Clara U., Sch.
of Engrg. FS Affil: Ctr
for Sci., Tech., & Society. MS,PhD
in Engineering Mgmt
Clara, CA. Jesuit university. CSTS explores the
impact of science and technology on society. Director,
for International Training. MA
in Conflict Transformation.
VT. Good Conflict Resolution/FS
choice. Strong applied program for skills
in interethnic dialog, mediation, negotiation,
reconciliation and transformation of intractable
futures option, good study
School of Business, MBA,PhD
in Business Administration.
School. FS Affil: Center
for Internet and Society. JD
(Law) and Interdisciplinary Degrees.
Grad. Sch. of International Relations. MA,PHD
in International Affairs/Relations
MA. Good IA/FS choice.
Oldest US school of IA. Highly interdisciplinary.
PhD students complete three fields
of study (conflict resolution option).
Institute and University. PhD
in Interdisciplinary Studies.
Cincinnati, OH. UI&U is one of the oldest
distance PhD programs. You can easily bring in
FS faculty from other universities as thesis committee
members, and have great flexibility with your
dissertation topic. Unfortunately no Union faculty
presently publish in FS, to our knowledge.
at Buffalo (SUNY), School
of Architecture and Planning. MS
in Urban Planning.
NY. Good Urban Planning/FS
choice. Professors Sam
Cole and Ernest
Sternberg have published on FS topics. The
MSUP doesn't yet have a formal FS emphasis, but
courses are available. Dr. Cole authored "Dare
to Dream: Bringing Futures Studies into Planning,"
J. Amer. Planning Assoc., 2001, v3N4
of Advancing Technology. MS
AZ. Great Technology/FS
choice. For students who want IT skills
in software engrg, info. security, tech mgmt,
or game and A-life production. The Technology
Studies emphasis explores the current and
future impact of the internet, emerging tech,
and the relationship between technology and society.
Inst. of Transport.
Studies. FS Affil: Ctr.
for Future Urban Transport. MS,PhD Engineering, etc.
CA. Great Engineering/FS
choice. Broad range of graduate programs
in transportation engrg, urban planning, operations
research, and economics available. CFUT
is well connected globally with the future of
sustainable urban transportation.
School of Business. MBA,PhD
in Business Administration.
of Information. MS,PhD
in Information Studies
CA. Great Info Studies/FS
choice. PhD has a number of interdisciplinary
emphases: social studies of information, information
policy, information economics, human-computer
of Public Policy. FS Affil: Center
for Society and Genetics. MPP
Grad. Sch. of Ed.
and Info. Studies, PhD
in Information Studies.
Angeles, CA. Good Info Studies/FS
choice. Studies the appplication, communication,
processing, representation, and social consequences
of Cincinnati. College
of Business. MS,PhD
in Ops Research, Mgmt Science, Applied Stats (ORMSAS)
OH. Good ORMSAS/FS choice.
of QAOM. Dept. Head Jeff
Camm, does discrete optimization modeling.
Levy is an expert in statistical prediction
analysis. Probabilistic prediction in complex
sociotechnical systems with abundant data.
of Denver, Grad.
Sch. of International Studies. MA,PhD
in International Studies.
of Kansas, Dept.
of English. FS Affiliate: Ctr.
for the Study of Science Fiction (CSSF). MA,PhD
KS. Great English/FS choice.
Gunn, Director of KU's CSSF,
is Professor Emeritus of English, and past president
of SFRA. CSSF
and SFRA are both leaders in improving the teaching
and critiquing of science fiction and speculative
of Memphis, Coll.
of Bus. & Econ., FS Affiliate: FedEx
Inst. of Technology. MBA,
PhD (Bus. Admin)
TN. MBA or PhD can focus on mgmt information systems,
supply chain mgmt, intelligent systems. Great
research opportunities at FIT.
of Minnesota. Dept.
of Ed. Policy and Admin. MA,PhD
in Educational Policy and Admin.
MN. Great Education/FS choice.
Top-ranked program. Arthur
Harkins is a publishing futurist in education,
technology, and workforce innovation.
of Pennsylvania. Dept.
of Medical Ethics. FS Affil: Center
for Bioethics. MS
PA. Good Bioethics/FS choice.
Caplan, Director. The premiere U.S. center
for study of ethical issues in medical science,
including human enhancement. Mild anti-enhancement
of Pennsylvania, Wharton
School of Business, and Mack
Ctr. for Tech Innovation. MBA,PhD
of Pittsburgh, History
and Philosophy of Science. MA,PhD
in History and Philosophy of Science.
PA. Great HPoS/FS choice.
Premiere U.S. center for exploring both the history
and the philosophical foundations of science.
of Washington, UdP,
Coll. of Architect.
& UP, MS
in Urban Planning, MS
in Strat Planning for Crit. Infrastructures
WA . Good Urban Planning/FS
choice. One of several good schools (SUNY-Buffalo,
Rutgers, U of I-Urbana, Portland State, Cornell,
Harvard, UMass-Amherst, etc.) with UP programs.
Each has a slightly different emphasis (sustainable
development, economic development, infrastructure,
of Southern Ca. Annenberg
School for Comm. FS Affil: Ctr
for the Digital Future. MS,PhD
Tech, Liberal Arts
& Hum. Sciences. MS,PhD
in Science and Technology Studies
VA or Wash, DC. Great STS/FS
choice. Flexible, open-minded, generalist
STS program with very large student body.
School. FS Affil: Information
Society Project. MSL,JD
Even with the paucity of primary programs, we believe the
breadth and depth of secondary programs, by comparison to
previous decades, indicates that foresight work is beginning
to be taken seriously both in society and by academics from
a wide range of disciplines. This research suggests that business,
engineering, science and technology
studies, philosophy, sociology,
policy analysis, statistics, and urban planning
departments are all particularly promising as founding participants
in an interdisciplinary, campus-wide graduate foresight program.
Yet there are also many more that might be involved. We need
to raise awareness of the value of this field across the spectrum
Programs with historical foresight/futures faculty champions,
credential programs with extensive foresight curricula but
not yet MS degrees, or foresight-related degree programs at
institutions which do not yet have strong US or international
accreditation. These institutions are excellent opportunities
for further funding and curriculum development.
University (SUNY), Dept.
of History. MA,PhD
||Binghamton, NY. W.
Warren Wagar (1932-2004), Prof. of History,
developed and taught the highly popular History
of the Future and Alternative Futures courses
here until 2002. He hoped that the history of
the future (images, prediction analysis, etc.)
would become a new
subfield of History. An ambitious historian
and FS scholar might renew and extend his pioneering
Diego State University, Dept.
of History. MA
San Diego, CA. Prof. David
Christian is a pioneer of the concept of
History, history told on a cosmological
scale, and author of the leading Big History
of Time, 2005). Such perspective holds
great promise for combination with acceleration
studies and futures studies, as it allows the
analysis and discussion of "macrohistorical"
Mass. Amherst. School
of Education. MS,PhD
Mountain View, CA. Highly future-focused
9-week curriculum. One track in futures studies
and forecasting, one in policy, law, and ethics,
and eight in accelerating science and technology
domains. No MS program yet, but as did their
sister university, ISU,
look for them to start one in coming years.
Mass. Amherst. School
of Education. MS,PhD
Our categorization of foresight programs into primary, secondary,
and potential is subjective. Please let us know if you disagree.
As many students make their choice of graduate study using
web-based resources, our classification was heavily influenced
by what we could find online about the relevant programs,
foresight-related centers, and faculty, at official websites.
But at many schools, particularly in developing nations, there
is more foresight research and education occuring than can
presently be found on the web.
Centers and Courses (U.S.)
Notable U.S. universities with foresight/futures faculty champions
and undergraduate foresight centers and courses. There are
a few undergraduate degrees in foresight/futures internationally,
none yet in the US. ASF recommends that foresight work at
the undergraduate level should 1) be integrated
across the undergraduate curriculum and 2)
offer standalone foresight courses, but not offer degrees.
Arundel Community College, Institute
for the Future.
||Arnold, MD. AACC is the leading U.S. example
of what a community college-level futures program
can be. They offer in-person and online FS courses,
do FS research, maintain a faculty speakers bureau,
and have an e-Newsletter. Excellent. Contact:
Green State University - Firelands, Initiatives
for the Future (IF)
Huron, OH. Futuring initiative at one of
the seven BGSU campuses, to integrate the study
of the future into the role and mission of BGSU
Strong is IF director and Professor of Economics,
Statistics & Future Studies at BGSU Firelands.
State University, Dominguez Hills, Global
Carson, CA. FS faculty champion Linda
and colleagues teach undergrad courses with
integrated futures modules, including Global
Planning and the Future (Poli. Sci), Tech Policy
and the Future (Poli Sci), Anthro and the Future
(Anthro), Sociology of the Future (Soc.). Great
model to be emulated. Dr. Groff's late husband,
Smoker was a pioneer in peace studies and
for the Future.
||Fullerton, CA. Speaker series, networking
faculty and students interested in future trends,
bringing foresight to community outreach and fund
development. Contact: Director, Bruce
of Advancing Technology, Foresight
||Tempe, AZ. A required (core) undergraduate
course in foresight
development (futures studies plus personal futures
skills), the first core FD course in the US.
Universal(sci-tech), global, societal, organizational,
and personal futures knowledge and skill development.
This course was developed in association with
you like help implementing a similar one at your
institution? Contact: John
Smart, course developer.
of Arizona, Anticipating
||Tucson, AZ. An online course. Dr. Caldwell
is retired but maintains an informative FS website.
Caldwell, Emeritus Faculty.
Foresight and Futures-Related
People, Orgs, and Resources
See ASF's Global
Futures Network for a community-edited list of
foresight research centers, consultancies, NGOs, associations,
and other foresight resources and groups that you might associate
with or do an internship at before, during and after your
graduate foresight/futures academic program.