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Minors

The School of Art and Design offers a variety of minors to add a depth of knowledge to degrees in education, history, design and photography, among others. Obtaining a minor in art provides specialization for a wide variety of career paths to boost professional opportunities and earning potential. All of the minors offered provide skills, techniques and perspective in mediums that encourage a broader understanding of business, science, engineering and beyond.

A minor in art from SIU offers students from all backgrounds and areas of study a way to improve discipline and deep-thinking in their chosen primary interest through creativity and imaginative expression.

Art Minor

A total of 21 credit hours is required for an Art minor. The student must complete AD 100A, AD 100B, and two from AD 207A, AD 207B, or AD 207C for 12 credit hours and may then elect studio or art history courses for the remaining nine hours. Transfer students must have taken at least 12 credit hours of art coursework at SIU in order to obtain a minor.

Art Education Minor

A total of 21 credit hours is required for an Art Education minor. The student must complete AD 100A, AD 100B, AD 208, AD 318 and AD 459 for 15 hours and may then select one art education elective from AD 308, AD 328 or AD 338 in addition to one studio elective of their choice.

Art History Minor

A total of 18 credit hours is required for an Art History minor. Students are strongly encouraged to take AD 207A, AD 207B, and AD 207C, which serve as prerequisites for many 300- and 400-level art history courses. Transfer students must have taken at least 9 credit hours of art history coursework at SIU Carbondale in order to obtain a minor.

Industrial Designs Minor

A total of 15 credit hours is required for an Industrial Design minor. The student must complete Art and Design 213, 219, 223, 313, 337, and 339. Students enrolled in the Industrial Design minor may need to purchase computer hardware and/or software to meet minimum course requirements.

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