Design Studies Undergraduate Minor
A minor in Design Studies is available for majors outside the Department of Interior Architecture. The minor requires a total of 18 credit hours selected from the list provided. Applicants are required to attend an open house, meet with the Director of Undergraduate Studies or the Department Chair in IARc. Once admitted into the Design Studies minor, the student meets with the Department Chair to identify appropriate courses to take. The plan of study for the minor can be designed to focus on sustainability, design thinking, design theory, entrepreneurship, historic perspectives, or design fundamentals.
Students interested in a Design Studies minor must consult with an IARc advisor before declaring the minor. A cumulative GPA of C (2.0) or better must be achieved in the courses taken toward a minor.
- Minimum of 18 credit hours
Select 18 credits of the following: *
|Environmental Design I|
|Environmental Design II|
|Design Visualization I|
|Design Visualization II|
|History and Theory of Design I|
|History and Theory of Design II|
|Design Thinking and/or Entrepreneurial Thinking|
|Social and Behavioral Aspects of Interior Architecture|
|Interior Architecture Materials|
|Problems in Interior Architecture|
|Historic Preservation: Principles and Practice|
|Professional Practice in Interior Architecture|
Additional IAR curriculum courses and electives may be taken with the approval of the IAR advisor and the corresponding course instructor.