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Are you interested in the processes of design thinking? Do you want to know how to turn concepts into practical ideas and to gain strength in strategic thinking? Then, to build those capacities, this program might be just what you are looking for.
Students interested in design can earn a minor in design studies through this nonstudio-based program of study that focuses on the design disciplines offered in the ASU Herberger Institute:
The courses may also appeal to students who wish to pursue the study of design within the BA program in interdisciplinary studies.
All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:
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ASU has many financial aid options. Almost everyone, regardless of income, can qualify for some form of financial aid. In fact, more than 70 percent of all ASU students receive some form of financial assistance every year.
GPA Requirement: 2.50
Incompatible Majors: All majors in The Design School as well as design studies and design studies (design management)
Other Enrollment Requirements: None
Current ASU undergraduate students may pursue a minor and have it recognized on their ASU transcript at graduation. Students interested in pursuing a minor should consult their academic advisor to declare the minor and to ensure that an appropriate set of courses is taken. Minor requirements appear on the degree audit once the minor is added. Certain major and minor combinations may be deemed inappropriate by the college or department of either the major program or the minor. Courses taken for the minor may not count toward both the major and the minor. Students should contact their academic advisor for more information.
A minor in design studies is intended to provide an overview of design processes and design thinking that can benefit any major within the ASU system. Many industries, including business and engineering, seek candidates with experience and understanding of design thinking since those possessing that skill have a unique method of approaching ongoing problems with new insights which lead to solutions.