Minor in Design

The Minor in Design consists of 19 units in the Visual Communication Design pathway and 20 units in the Product Design pathway. Students must meet with an advisor to declare their pathway and determine their course of study. All of the coursework for the minor must be taken at the upper-division level.

Design Students building a prototype

All coursework used to satisfy the requirements of the minor must be completed with a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

Core Requirements (10 units)




DES 300 Design Process 3
DES 323 Visual Design Literacy 3
DES 356 A History of Design and Technology 3
DES 370 Introduction to Design 1

 Guided Electives (9-10 units)

Visual Communication Design Pathway




DES 322 Computer Graphic Imaging 3
DES 325 Graphic Design I 3
DES 327 Interactive Design I 3

 Product Design Pathway




DES 305 Lab Safety Basics 1
DES 310 Product Design I 3
DES 320 Drafting and Sketching for Design 3
DES 321 Technical Drawing I: Introduction to CAD 3

All minors must meet with a Design Advisor

Minor Declaration (PDF)

Minor Pathway as of Fall 2020

Minor Contract prior to Summer 2020 (PDF)