The College of Art offers two second major programs and three minor programs:

Second Major in Art

The Second Major in Art integrates a mix of disciplines and technical approaches. Students will incorporate their own artistic interests within the contemporary, professional field of art.

The Second Major in Art consists of 36 units. The structure of the major is flexible but sequential. You will have plenty of course options, but sophomore and junior level studios require prerequisites. Please review the program curriculum and course listings for further details. 

Please also view the Second Major Declaration Policy for details about the declaration process.

  Please contact Jack Risley (jrisley@wustl.edu) with any questions.

Second Major in Design

The Second Major in Design is a collaborative program that combines graphic design, illustration, interaction design, and fashion design. Students can do a broad overview with no concentration, or they can choose a concentration in Communication or Fashion.

The Second Major in Design consists of 36 units. The structure of the major is flexible but sequential. You will have plenty of course options, but sophomore and junior level studios require prerequisites. Please review the program curriculum and course listings for further details. 

Please also view the Second Major Declaration Policy for details about the declaration process.

  For questions about the Communication concentration or no concentration, please contact Audra Hubbell (ahubbell@wustl.edu). 

  For questions about the Fashion concentration, please contact Mary Ruppert-Stroescu (mrupper@wustl.edu).  

Minor in Art

The Minor in Art is a 15-credit program that allows students to take courses from across the art curriculum or to cluster their courses in a single disciplinary area. It is open to all students from any WashU undergraduate division.

To find classes that count toward the Minor in Art, visit the Course Listings. Using the SEARCH option, choose the semester and then select: 

School: Art
Department: Any Department
Attributes: (Art) FAAM-FA Art Minor

After clicking the green search button, you will see a list of courses that count toward the Minor in Art:

F20 (Elective Studio) courses do not have prerequisites and are open to any student. These are ideal for your first studio course.

F10 (Core and Major Studio) courses may have prerequisites and can be more difficult to enroll in. Any course prerequisites will be listed in the course description. 

  For questions about the Minor in Art, please contact Monika Weiss (monikaweiss@wustl.edu). 

Minor in Design

The Minor in Design is 15-credit program that allows students to mix and match courses in areas such as communication design, fashion design, and the illustrated book studio. It is open to all students from any WashU undergraduate division.

To find classes that count toward the Minor in Design, visit the Course Listings. Using the SEARCH option, choose the semester and then select: 

School: Art
Department: Any Department
Attributes: (Art) FADM-FA Design Minor

After clicking the green search button, you will see a list of courses that count toward the Minor in Design:

F20 (Elective Studio) courses do not have prerequisites and are open to any student. These are ideal for your first studio course.

F10 (Core and Major Studio) courses may have prerequisites and can be more difficult to enroll in. Any course prerequisites will be listed in the course description. 

  For questions about the Minor in Design, please contact Audra Hubbell (ahubbell@wustl.edu). 

Minor in Human-Computer Interaction

The Minor in Human-Computer Interaction consists of 18 units and is designed to give any undergraduate student at WashU a multidisciplinary understanding of the principles and applications of human-computer interaction.

The HCI minor is intended for students who are interested in the design of user-centered interactive technologies and those desiring jobs that include user interface creation, Product Design, UX/UI Design, App Development, Virtual and Augmented Realities, etc.

Please visit here for detailed program information and minor requirements. 

The College of Architecture offers four minor programs

  • Minor in Architecture
  • Minor in Architectural History and Theory Minor
  • Minor in Landscape Architecture
  • Minor in Urban Design

The Sam Fox School also offers a Minor in Creative Practice for Social Change, which is open to undergraduates across WashU. Supported by the Sam Fox School’s Office for Socially Engaged Practice, this minor provides students with a deeper understanding of how to use creative practices in art, design, and architecture to address systemic economic, environmental, and social challenges. This minor is available to students who enrolled in fall 2017 or later.