Design Studies Undergraduate Minor | Interior Architecture

Design Studies Undergraduate Minor

Please complete the Design Studies Undergraduate Minor Application.

Required: minimum of 18 semester hours

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 meet with an advisor within the department 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.


Courses Offered

  • IAR 101: Environmental Design I (6) Instructor Permission Required
  • IAR 102: Environmental Design II (6) Instructor Permission Required
  • IAR 110: Design Visualization I (3)
  • IAR 112: Design Visualization II (3)
  • IAR 221: History and Theory of Design I (3)
  • IAR 222: History and Theory of Design II (3)
  • IAR 321: Design Thinking and/or Entrepreneurial Thinking (3)
  • IAR 331: Social and Behavioral Aspects of Interior Architecture (3)
  • IAR 332: Interior Architecture Materials (3)
  • IAR 427: Problems in Interior Architecture (2 to 6)
  • IAR 443: Historic Preservation: Principles and Practice (3)
  • IAR 451: Professional Practice in Interior Architecture (3)