User Experience (UX) Minor

The User Experience Minor introduces students to user experience (UX) design, a rapidly expanding discipline related to the design, development, and testing of products and services. This minor offers both practical and theoretical courses in UX, web, product, and human-centered design across several academic disciplines.

Admission Requirements:

  • You must be in good academic standing with a minimum 2.00 cumulative University of Minnesota GPA.
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2021.


  • This minor requires a minimum of 15 credits.
  • All coursework must be taken on the A/F grade base and completed with a C- or better.
  • Study abroad or transfer courses must be approved by the minor advisor.
Students are held to the course requirements in place at the time of their admission. As requirements may change in the future, students should refer to their minor APAS for the requirements applicable to them.


Take 15 or more credit(s) from the following:
Required Courses Credits
Des 3131 User Experience in Design
Des 3132 Service Design Studio
Des 5185 Human Factors in Design
Gdes 2342 Web Design
Gdes 5341 Interaction Design
Writ 4501 Usability and Human Factors in Technical Communication


Application Process:

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


If you have questions about applying for this minor or if you have already been admitted to the minor and have advising questions, please email our peer advisor at