Jul 23, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Design Studies in Culture Minor (A)

Design Studies in Culture provides students with an overview of design psychology, where students actually learn about specific human behavior theories and evaluate first hand through a variety of observation techniques.

REAL Curriculum

This minor fulfills the A area of the REAL Curriculum. The Design Studies in Culture minor provides a study of design from analyzing human interactions within their environment.  Students will explore and analyze how design informs human interactions, cultures and environments. Students will learn how the environment (interior and exterior) affects people at work, home and play. Students apply design thinking principles and empathy to a social problem outside their discipline.

General Education Requirements

General Education courses will be denoted below with a (GE). Students are required to take at least 30 credit hours of general education designated courses within their degree requirements. The Design Studies in Culture minor includes 6-9 general education credits.

Minor Requirements (15 credits)

Electives (6 credits)

Choose two of the following:


* To maximize credit usage, students are encouraged to take an additional general education designated course as their “A” designated elective. Some suggestions include ART 215 , CINE 110 , ECON 105 , ECON 106 , MKTG 340 , MGNT 105 , and MGNT 322 .

Total Credit Hours for Minor 15

Additional Information

Students cannot receive a BS or BFA in a Design major and any additional minor in Design Studies.