The Design Studies program at West Virginia University is a 4-year curriculum with a strong interdisciplinary focus. It is a non-competitive entry program, there are no caps on the maximum number of students enrolled, and student with the appropriate GPA may transfer into the program at any time. The program is based on each student’s area of interest, and includes a minor to focus their studies as well as a required internship in a position related to their Design Studies focus.
Currently there are 12 approved minors for Design Studies:
Advertising, Business Administration, Communications, Disability Studies, Entrepreneurship, History/ Preservation, Horticulture, Landscape Studies, Public Relations, Studio Art, Sustainable Design and Theatre
For additional information about the Design Studies major, and for each minor’s detailed requirements, please refer to the Design Studies Advising Booklet.