The Department of Human Centered Design offers a variety of minors to interested students.

ELIGIBILITY

To be considered for the Minor in D+EA, students must not be a D+EA major.

REQUIREMENTS

Earning a D+EA minor requires a minimum of 15 credits within D+EA, including three required core courses (DEA1101, DEA1110 or DEA1200, and DEA1500) and two upper level DEA thematic courses. See Application to Graduate with a Minor in D+EA for detailed course requirements and a list of eligible electives. Only D+EA courses may be used to satisfy the requirements of the minor. Courses must be completed as letter grade with a grade of B- or better. Courses offered only as S/U are accepted but must not exceed a total of 3 credits toward the credit requirement for the minor.

GETTING STARTED

Start by taking the 3 core courses required for the D+EA Minor. Submit the Intention to Minor in D+EA form after successfully completing the 3 core courses requirement. To receive consideration or priority in D+EA course enrollment, a completed Intention to Minor in D+EA form must have been submitted prior to the semester in which enrollment is desired. Formally declaring intent to minor in D+EA does not guarantee enrollment in D+EA courses. The minor is self-guided. Some courses require prerequisites so careful planning by the student is warranted.

TRANSFER CREDITS

Course credits from institutions other than Cornell or from academic units at Cornell other than D+EA cannot be counted towards the minor in Design + Environmental Analysis.

COMPLETING THE MINOR IN D+EA

During the semester in which the student plans to graduate, s/he must submit a completed Application to Graduate with a Minor in D+EA to DEA's Academic Programs Coordinator (deaundergrad@cornell.edu). The current version of requirements for a Minor in D+EA is used to evaluate the completion of the minor. If the Intention to Minor form has been submitted, the student has the option to make a request to use the earlier version of requirements in-effect at the time the Intention to Minor form was submitted to D+EA. After verification by D+EA that all requirements for the minor have been completed, the student’s college registrar will be notified and the final transcript will indicate that a Minor in D+EA was earned.

The Department of Human Centered Design offers a minor in Design Innovation & Strategy. This minor provides students with an understanding of design thinking and practice through the production of designed artifacts. The Design Innovation & Strategy minor may be of particular interest to students from Information Science, Computer Science, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and other Engineering departments who are seeking design studies that compliment and may partly overlap with their technical understanding. The Design Innovation & Strategy minor is meant to help prepare students to design more holistically in response to today’s complex challenges and opportunities.

ELIGIBILITY

To be considered for the Minor in Design Innovation & Strategy, students must not be a D+EA major.

REQUIREMENTS

Earning a minor in Design Innovation & Strategy requires a minimum of 17 credits within D+EA. See Application to Graduate with a Minor in Design Innovation & Strategy for detailed course requirements and a list of eligible electives. Only D+EA courses may be used to satisfy the requirements of the minor. Courses must be completed as letter grade with a grade of B- or better. Courses offered only as S/U are accepted but must not exceed a total of 3 credits toward the credit requirement for the minor.

GETTING STARTED

Start by taking the two core courses required for the Design Innovation & Strategy Minor. Submit the Intention to Minor in Design Innovation & Strategy form after successfully completing the two core courses requirement. To receive consideration or priority in D+EA course enrollment, a completed Intention to Minor in Design Innovation & Strategy form must have been submitted prior to the semester in which enrollment is desired. Formally declaring intent to minor in Design Innovation & Strategy does not guarantee enrollment in D+EA courses. The minor is self-guided. Some courses require prerequisites so careful planning by the student is warranted.

TRANSFER CREDITS

Course credits from institutions other than Cornell or from academic units at Cornell other than D+EA cannot be counted towards the minor in Design Innovation & Strategy.

COMPLETING THE MINOR IN DESIGN Innovation & STRATEGY

During the semester in which the student plans to graduate, s/he must submit a completed Application to Graduate with a Minor in Design Innovation & Strategy to D+EA's Academic Programs Coordinator (deaundergrad@cornell.edu). The current version of requirements for a Minor in Design Innovation & Strategy is used to evaluate the completion of the minor. If the Intention to Minor form has been submitted, the student has the option to make a request to use the earlier version of requirements in-effect at the time the Intention to Minor form was submitted to D+EA. After verification by D+EA that all requirements for the minor have been completed, the student’s college registrar will be notified and the final transcript will indicate that a Minor in Design Innovation & Strategy was earned.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Contact Dr. So-Yeon Yoon (sy492@cornell.edu), D+EA Director of Undergraduate Studies or D+EA's Academic Programs Coordinator (deaundergrad@cornell.edu) in 1411 MVR for questions.

The Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures and the Department of Design + Environmental Analysis offers a minor in Healthy Futures open to all undergraduate students. Most of today’s healthcare spending is on clinical approaches for diagnosing and treating diseases. However, behavioral, social and environmental factors play a large role in determining overall health. Health and wellness professionals of the future must engage in an interdisciplinary effort to successfully compete and contribute to positive change. This minor provides a high caliber, transdisciplinary education in the fields of health, hospitality, and design. This innovative trans-disciplinary focus — the first of its kind — has the potential to change industry practices and professional attitudes by breaking down the silos that often undermine creative solutions. This minor may be of particular interest to students enrolled in health, wellness, policy, and hospitality related majors, or students interested in applying their education to problem-solving in the population health and wellness space.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to all undergraduate students, including D+EA majors.

REQUIREMENTS

Earning the minor in Healthy Futures requires a minimum of 17 credits. The minor consists of students taking “DEA/HADM 3055 - Health, Hospitality & Design Industry Seminar” (1 credit-hour), 9-credit hours of specific required courses distributed across the three disciplines of design, healthcare administration, and hospitality, 6-credit hour of elective courses, and participating in an internship (1 credit-hour DEA 4020 Supervised Fieldwork). See Application to Graduate with a Minor in Healthy Futures for detailed course requirements and a list of eligible electives. Courses must be completed as letter grade with a grade of B- or better.

GETTING STARTED

Completing the Hospitality, Health, and Design Industry Seminar (DEA/MADM 3055) is required to declare Intent to minor in Healthy Futures. Submit the Intention to Minor in Healthy Futures form. Students are responsible for planning their minor program of study in conjunction with the advisor in their major. Due to the imperative that students take core courses outside their discipline and the fact that students come from multiple departments, the requirements change across majors. Thus, careful planning by the student is warranted.

TRANSFER CREDITS

Course credits from institutions other than Cornell cannot be counted towards the minor in Healthy Futures.

COMPLETING THE MINOR IN HEALTHY FUTURES

During the semester in which the student plans to graduate, s/he must submit a completed Application to Graduate with a Minor in Healthy Futures. The completed form should be submitted via the online form. After verification by D+EA that all requirements for the minor have been completed, the student’s college registrar will be notified and the final transcript will indicate that a Minor in Healthy Futures was earned.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Contact CIHF's Program Manager, Chris Tanner (ctf43@cornell.edu) in 3250 MVR for questions.

The Fashion Study Minor requires a minimum of 12 credit hours of work, all of which must be FSAD undergraduate and graduate level courses.

Course Requirements

In order to earn a minor in Fashion Study, a student must complete the following requirements:

One introductory course (3-4 credits) from the following:

  • FSAD 1140 Fashion Computer-Aided Design
  • FSAD 1170 Fashion Graphics
  • FSAD 1250 Fashion, Art & Design Thinking
  • FSAD 1350 Fibers, Fabrics, and Finishes

One course (3-4 credits) at the 2000 level:

  • FSAD 2190 Fashion, Beauty and Society
  • FSAD 2370 Structural Fabric Design – prerequisites: FSAD1350
  • FSAD 2310 Fashion Product Management
  • Or any other FSAD course at this level

One FSAD course (3-4 credits) at the 3000 level.

One FSAD course (3 credits) at the 4000 or 6000* level.

Note. *6000 level graduate courses are offered every other year. Please check with Undergraduate Coordinator, T57 HEB, for schedule of graduate courses.

TOTAL Credits required: 12 - 15                                                             

Admission Requirements

  1. Students complete the Intention to Minor form to be given preference for admission to Fashion Study courses that are oversubscribed. Forms are available from the Undergraduate Coordinator in T57 HEB or from fsad-dus@cornell.edu.
  2. Submit the form any time after you have completed at least one of the courses required for the minor. Keep a copy of the form for reference. Note that to receive any consideration or priority in Fashion Study course enrollment, a form must have been submitted prior to the semester in which enrollment is desired. Formally declaring intent to minor in Fashion Study does not guarantee that a student will be able to take a given Fashion Study course in a given semester.
  3. Plan a course of study to complete minor requirements. Keeping track of courses required and completed toward the minor is the student’s responsibility; students will not be assigned a Fashion Design advisor. Only Fiber Science & Apparel Design courses may be used to satisfy the requirement of the minor. 
  4. Students must earn a grade of B- or better in courses required by the minor.
  5. During the semester in which you are planning to graduate, request a a copy of the Application to Graduate with a Minor in Fashion Study form and submit it with an unofficial copy of your transcript by March 15th to room T57 HEB or fsad-dus@cornell.edu.
  6. After it has been verified that you have completed all of the requirements for the minor, your college registrar will be notified, and your final transcript will indicate that you are earned a minor in Fashion Study.

Fiber Science students are not allowed to obtain a Fashion Studies Minor.

Questions should be addressed to the Undergraduate Program Coordinator at fsad-dus@cornell.edu.

The Fiber Science Minor requires a minimum of 16 credit hours of work, all of which must be FSAD undergraduate and graduate level courses.

Course Requirements

In order to earn a minor in Fiber Science, a student must complete the following requirements:

FSAD 1350      Fibers, Fabrics and Finishes [3]
AND
FSAD 1360      Fiber and Yarn Analysis Laboratory [1]

FSAD 3350      Fiber Science  [3]

FSAD 4360      Fiber Chemistry [3]

Additional Coursework:

One FSAD Fiber Science course at the 3000 or 4000 level [3]

One FSAD Fiber Science course at the 6000 level  (Many are offered alternate years.)  [3]       
OR
Two FSAD Fiber Science courses at the 6000 level (Many are offered alternate years.) [6]

TOTAL Credits required [16]   

Admission Requirements

  1. Students complete the Intention to Minor form to be given preference for admission to Fiber Science courses that are oversubscribed. Forms are available from the Undergraduate Coordinator at fsad-dus@cornell.edu.
  2. Submit the form any time after you have completed at least one of the courses required for the minor. Keep a copy of the form for reference. Note that to receive any consideration or priority in Fiber Science course enrollment, a form must have been submitted prior to the semester in which enrollment is desired. Formally declaring intent to minor in Fiber Science does not guarantee that a student will be able to take a given Fiber Science course in a given semester.
  3. Plan a course of study to complete minor requirements. Keeping track of courses required and completed toward the minor is the student’s responsibility; students will not be assigned a Fiber Science advisor. Only Fiber Science courses may be used to satisfy the requirement of the minor. Direct questions about specific courses to fsad_dus@cornell.edu.
  4. Students must earn a grade of B- or better in each course required by the minor.
  5. During the semester in which you are planning to graduate, submit a copy of the Application to Graduate with a Minor in Fiber Science form, and an unofficial copy of your transcript by March 15th to T57 HEB or send to fsad_dus@cornell.edu. After it has been verified that you have completed all of the requirements for the minor, your college registrar will be notified, and your final transcript will indicate that you are earned a minor in Fiber Science.

Fashion Design and Management students are not allowed to obtain the Fiber Science Minor.

Questions should be addressed to the Undergraduate Program Coordinator at fsad_dus@cornell.edu.

Design + Environmental Analysis Minors FAQ

Contact the Academic Programs Coordinator (APC) at deaundergrad@cornell.edu or 607-255-2168, 1411 Martha Van Rensselaer (MVR) Hall.

All Cornell undergraduate students except D+EA majors.

Start by taking the 3 core courses required for the D+EA minor.  Submit Intention to Minor in D+EA form after successfully completing the 3 core courses requirement. Submit the form to deaundergrad@cornell.edu

Start by taking the two core courses required for the Design Strategy Minor. Submit Intention to Minor in Design Innovation & Strategy form after successfully completing the two core courses requirement. Submit the form to deaundergrad@cornell.edu.

D+EA Minor: Complete a minimum of 15 credits within D+EA, including three required core courses and two thematics.  See Application to Graduate with a Minor in D+EA for detailed course requirements. Students must earn a B- or better in all courses.

Design Innovation & Strategy Minor: Complete a minimum of 17 credits within D+EA, including two required core courses and one core studio course. See Application to Graduate with a Minor in Design Innovation & Strategy for detailed course requirements. Students must earn a B- or better in all courses.

For a complete list, see the application for your desired minor.

No. Students may choose to specialize in one area or may sample from all three areas. The only requirement is to successfully complete all qualifying credits of D+EA electives.

No. This requirement is in place to encourage students to take upper-level courses and thereby gain expertise within the field.

Courses offered only as S/U are accepted, but the total must not exceed 3 S/U credits toward the 15 credit requirement of the minor. Courses that provide a choice of grade or S/U must be taken for a grade.

No. All courses completed and designated for the D+EA minors must be taken on the Cornell campus.

Contact the instructor, explain the situation and ask permission to enroll in the course. Permission depends on the particular course and is entirely at the discretion of the instructor.

Some courses may not be offered annually due to sabbatical leave and other departmental circumstances. Refer to Cornell’s online Courses of Study for current information about course offerings and availability.

During your final semester, submit a completed copy of the Application to Graduate with a Minor in D+EA to D+EA’s Main Office by March 15 or October 15. The deadline March 15 is for May Graduates or October 15 for December Graduates.  After verification by D+EA that all requirements for the minor were completed, D+EA will update the online system which the student’s college registrar and the final transcript will indicate that a D+EA Minor was earned.

During your final semester, submit a completed copy of the Application to Graduate with a Minor in Design Innovation & Strategy to D+EA's Main Office by March 15 or October 15. The deadline March 15 is for May Graduates or October 15 for December Graduates. After verification by D+EA that all requirements for the minor were completed, D+EA will update the online system which the student's college registrar and the final transcript will indicate that a D+EA Minor in Design Innovation & Strategy was earned.