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Design Studies Minor

Combine creative and critical thinking.

Design studies teaches design thinking that is core to development strategy employed by many of the world’s most successful businesses and organization. Design thinking creates a culture that is focused on the design way of solving problems. This way of thinking can be applied to products, services, and processes or anything that needs to be improved.

A minor in Design Studies is a way for students to diversify their education and incorporate design thinking and design skills into their overall academic experience. The minor will allow students in majors outside of the School of Design to take coursework that prepares them to better understand the impact of design. This minor is specifically intended for students outside the School of Design. Students will have the opportunity to earn a minor in a growing field of study that is allied to other design, technical, and communication disciplines.

Still deciding? Reflecting on your values, interests, personality traits, and skills will provide valuable insight as you explore major and career choices. FOCUS 2 CAREER, a self-guided assessment, education and career planning program, will help you do just that. SDSU students may access FOCUS 2 CAREER by using the code: jacks. After completing FOCUS 2 CAREER, you may find it helpful to discuss your results with a career coach in the Office of Career Development.