Degree Programs

Design Studies Minor at Iowa State

The College of Design's undergraduate minor in Design Studies is constructed to facilitate design awareness among interested students and to provide a vehicle for interdisciplinary study within the College of Design. This minor is open to all undergraduate students at Iowa State University.

This minor requires 15 credits of course work:

  • three credits of history selected from College of Design course offerings
  • 12 additional credits selected from College of Design course offerings*

At least six of the 15 credits must be taken at Iowa State University in courses numbered 300 or above. At least nine of the 15 credits must not be used to meet any other college or university requirements except the credit requirement for graduation.
Students enrolled in the College of Design may not use courses in their major to satisfy this minor.
Students seeking the minor must:

  1. Discuss their interest in the minor with their academic adviser.
  2. For questions or assistance in selecting courses for the minor, contact an adviser in the Design Student Services office by calling 294-6983 or stop by 297 Design.
  3. Fill out a university Request for Minor form, which must be signed by the student, the student's adviser, the Design Studies program coordinator, and the dean of the student's college of major. It is recommended that this form be completed at least one semester prior to graduation.

Download copies of the Undergraduate Minor in Design Studies: College of Design and the Request for Minor form (both PDF files).

*The following courses cannot be used to meet the requirements for the Design Studies Minor: DSN S 110, 111, 115, 301, 373, 397, 492.