Denise Heckman, Minor Coordinator
Nancy Cantor Warehouse, 350 W. Fayette St.
The Design Studies minor responds to the increasing popularity and broad awareness of design and design thinking in business and society as a whole. Design is hot news and increasingly students are interested in learning about design. Moreover, across campus there is growing enthusiasm for entrepreneurial innovation and design development. Many of these students are engaging in design activity without having had the opportunity to actually study design. The minor will open up elements of the design curriculum to students across campus, allowing them to take courses and enhance their knowledge of design and its impact on business and society.
The minor has the option to study both studio and academic courses; its primary intention is to complement existing majors across the University, providing students with an introduction to the field of design and increasingly diverse impact on industry and society. The minor is open to all Syracuse University undergraduates.
To be admitted to the minor in Design Studies, students must submit:
Design Studies Minor Application.
Transcript of Syracuse University courses taken to date.
Minimum 2.8 GPA required.
*Applications accepted at any time, but will adhere to October 15 deadline for processing and approval in the fall semester and March 1 for spring semester.
*Students may select any VPA courses (above the 300-level) or may petition to have courses taken outside VPA (above the 300-level) count toward the minor.
*Any existing prerequisites are waived for declared Design Studies minors.