Segal Design Certificate

This certificate program, administered by the Segal Design Institute, develops a set of design and problem-solving skills that prove valuable in a wide range of careers. The program focuses on applying user-centered design to address real-world problems in team-based, interdisciplinary settings.

Course Title
Certificate Requirements (6 units)
1 prerequisite:
Design Thinking and Communication
Design Thinking and Doing
1 2-quarter design sequence:
DSGN 384-1
DSGN 384-2
Interdisciplinary Product Design Projects I
and Interdisciplinary Product Design Projects II
or DSGN 380-1
DSGN 380-2
Industrial Design Projects I
and Industrial Design Projects II
or DSGN 382-1
DSGN 382-2
Service Design Studio I
and Service Design Studio II
1 portfolio course:
Portfolio Development & Presentation
3 elective courses from an approved list, including: 1
1 DSGN course
2 courses at the 300 level
Graduate courses may not be used towards the certificate.
Course with grades lower than a "C" will not be acceptable for this certificate.
P/N courses are not allowed (except for DSGN 375-0).
Electives must be from the approved elective list or approved by petition (no more than one unit by petition).
Smaller in scope than majors or minors, certificates usually are offered in areas of concentration for which no major or minor exists and are comprised of at least 4 units of coursework uniquely counted, not also applied to any other academic plan or credential. Such coursework may fulfill other degree requirements such as distribution or required electives. Certificates are conferred concurrent with the student's undergraduate degree. They do not appear on the diploma, but are noted on the transcript.
Students can declare the certificate and submit updates to their courses in MAS (McCormick Advising System) before the beginning of their final quarter as undergraduates.