Graduation is contingent upon the successful completion of the prescribed courses of the 120-credit Industrial Design curriculum and the maintenance of both a minimum overall cumulative GPA of 2.0 and a minimum 2.0 GPA for all major-specific requirements. Students are required to maintain an annual studio average of 2.0 or higher to advance to the next studio level each succeeding year and to complete the final 4th-year studio course sequence.

(120 credits)

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
1st SemesterCredits
AD 150 Color and Composition 3
AD 161 History of Art And Design I 3
ENGL 101 English Composition: Introduction to Academic Writing 3
MATH 113 Finite Mathematics and Calculus I 3
CS 104 Computer Programming and Graphics Problems 3
FYS SEM First-Year Student Seminar 0
PE Elective 1
 Term Credits16
2nd Semester
AD 111 Communication in Art and Design - Traditional Media 3
AD 112 Communication in Art and Design - Digital Media 3
AD 162 History of Art And Design II 3
ENGL 102 English Composition: Introduction to Writing for Research 3
MATH 105 Elementary Probability and Statistics 3
 Term Credits15
Second Year
1st Semester
ID 263 Industrial Design Studio I 4
ID 203 Past, Present and Future of Design 3
ID 216 Modeling and Prototyping 3
ID 312 Mechanics and Electronics 3
PHYS 102 General Physics 3
PHYS 102A General Physics Lab 1
 Term Credits17
2nd Semester
ID 264 Industrial Design Studio II 4
AD 201 Human Factors/Ergonomics 3
ID 217 Modeling and Manufacturing 3
PSY 210
Introduction to Psychology
or Principles Of Psychology I
Science GER Elective 3
 Term Credits16
Third Year
1st Semester
ID 363 Industrial Design Studio III 5
ID 340 Materials and Processes 3
ID 310 Ethnographic and Marketing Research 3
Social Sciences GER 3
 Term Credits14
2nd Semester
ID 364 Industrial Design Studio IV 5
ID 341 Sustainable Materials and Processes 3
Design Elective: AD/DD/ID/FA/INT/ARCH 3
History and Humanities GER 300+ level 3
 Term Credits14
Fourth Year
1st Semester
AD 463 Collaborative Design Studio 5
ID 410 Professional Practice and Ethics 3
Design Elective: AD/DD/ID/FA/INT/ARCH 3
History and Humanities GER 300+ level 3
 Term Credits14
2nd Semester
ID 464 Industrial Design Studio V 5
Design Elective: AD/DD/ID/FA/INT/ARCH 3
Humanities and Social Science Senior Seminar GER 3
Free Elective 3
 Term Credits14
 Total Credits120

This curriculum represents the maximum number of credits per semester for which a student is advised to register.  A full-time credit load is 12 credits.  First-year students are placed in a curriculum that positions them for success which may result in additional time needed to complete curriculum requirements. Continuing students should consult with their academic advisor to determine the appropriate credit load.