Major & Minor Requirements

For students entering IWU in fall 2021 and beyond, Design, Technology and Entrepreneurship is no longer available as a major or minor.

Requirements for the DTE major

Starting with academic year 2020 – 2021 and beyond. A minimum of twelve courses, at least five of which are at the 300-level or higher.

Eight core courses

  • The technological core: three courses (PHY 131ART 312 and CS 126) that teach the basics of the technology behind many contemporary products, the materials and processes needed to make such products, and the technical aspects of communicating designs.
  • The design core: two courses (ART 121 and ART 201) that provide an introduction to the design process, and the vocabulary of design. DTE 201 will be a writing intensive course.
  • The entrepreneurial core: two courses (BUS 240 and BUS 340) that introduce the knowledge, skills, and decision-making processes needed to implement ideas, products, and services.
  • A capstone course (DTE 490) where students will conceive, develop, and implement a product or service.

Two courses from one of the following concentrations

DTE major and Entrepreneurship minor

Students wishing to pursue a DTE major and an Entrepreneurship minor should be aware of the following:

Requirements for the Product Design minor

A minimum of six courses.

All students will take the five courses

Students will select one course from