Dec 10, 2023  
Undergraduate Record 2023-2024 
Undergraduate Record 2023-2024

Design Minor

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The Design Minor is a distinctive, interdisciplinary minor program that will equip students with foundational skills in spatial and visual thinking, and the material practices of designers from multiple disciplines.

The Design Minor leverages the strengths and unique disciplinary practices of the four departments in the School of Architecture (Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban & Environmental Planning, and Architectural History). The curriculum is grounded in the disciplinary practices of design, while incorporating expertise from numerous allied disciplines and fields of study. The main objective is to serve a wide population of undergraduate students throughout the University who are interested in complementing their current course of study with the methodologies of Design Thinking, spatial and material practices, and the strategies of creative problem-solving.


A minor in Design requires the completion of a 15-credit course of study with a minimum GPA of 3.000.

Required Core Courses

Introductory, lecture-based courses (2 courses @ 3 credits)

Design Selectives

Hands-on/design-based coursework (min of 1 course/3 credits, max of 2 courses/6 credits)

Core Design Selectives

A primary list of courses which are offered as Selectives.

Additional Selective Options

Each year the faculty advisor will identify additional courses which may be included in the list of Design Selectives.