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Academic Minors

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The Sam Fox School offers eight minors, available to all WashU undergraduate students. Expand your perspective with these interdisciplinary topics.

Minor in Architecture

Study the fundamentals of architecture and develop a deeper appreciation for buildings, cities, environments, and their roles in society.

15 units

Minor in Architectural History and Theory

Examine the broader cultural context of the discipline of architecture and learn about historical and contemporary issues in architecture around the world.

18 units

Minor in Creative Practice for Social Change

Use creative practices in art, design, and architecture to address systemic economic, environmental, and social challenges.

15 units

Minor in Design

Master essential design principles and skills, including composition, layout, and type. Optionally, mix and match courses across communication design and fashion design.

15 units

Minor in Human-Computer Interaction

Learn the fundamental techniques necessary to create effective user interfaces, including ideation, prototyping, visual design, and evaluation.

18 units

Minor in Landscape Architecture

Explore foundational aspects of the built environment and gain exposure to a range of design scales, from the urban environment to the garden, with a focus on public space, infrastructure, and new and old media.

15 units

Minor in Studio Art

Develop technical and conceptual skills through courses in drawing, painting, photography, media arts, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, performance, and others.

15 units

Minor in Urban Design

Discover issues related to the urban condition as it unfolds, including urbanization processes in the context of design applications, as well as tools and the application of urban history and theory to real-world scenarios.

15 units