College of Design
Cdes Prospective

Minors

Interior Environments Minor

The Interior Environments minor introduces students to the discipline’s core principles and the question of how health and well-being are impacted by the social, cultural, historical, and technological forces behind the design of interior environments.

 

 

Admission Requirements:

  • You must be in good academic standing with a minimum 2.00 cumulative University of Minnesota GPA.
  • Students majoring in Interior Design are not eligible to complete this minor.

 

Program Requirements:

  • This minor requires a minimum of 15 credits.
  • All coursework must be taken on the A/F grade base and must be completed with a C- or better.
  • No more than one course may be transferred from outside the University of Minnesota to fulfill minor requirements.
  • Transfer coursework may be accepted for prerequisite courses upon review and is not included in the one-course limit.
  • Transfer coursework must be approved by minor adviser.

 

 

 

Course Requirements:

Required Courses Credits
   

DES 1101W

Introduction to Design Thinking
4
IDes 2612 Interior Materials & Specifications (spring only) 4
IDes 3161 History of Interiors and Furnishings – Ancient to 1750 (fall only)
OR  
4
IDes 3162 History of Interiors and Furnishings –1750 to Present (spring only)  
     
Elective Course (Select one of the following courses to complete a minimum of 15 credits)
     
DES 4165 Design and Globalization (fall only)
3
IDes 1601 Interior Design Studio I (fall only)
4
IDes 2613 Structures, Systems, and Life Safety (Fall only)
4
IDes 3161 History of Interiors and Furnishings – Ancient to 1750 (if not used as a required course) (fall only)
4
IDes 3162 History of Interiors and Furnishings –1750 to Present (if not used as a required course) (spring only)
4
IDes 3612 Lighting Design (fall only)
3
IDes 3614 Interior Design Ethics and Professional Practice (fall only)
4

 

 

 

Application Process:

Apply online for the minor. The application should take just a couple of minutes.

 

If you are unsure about the minor and would like to speak to an adviser, complete the online application and include your questions in the final comment box. An adviser will contact you before processing your application.

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