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Undeclared Design Option

Do you know you are creative but are not sure which design field most appeals to you or best suits your talents? The College of Design at Iowa State University is the perfect place to discover your calling.

Iowa State’s College of Design is one of the most comprehensive design institutions in the nation where you can find a mix of disciplines housed in the same college, under the same roof. Even if you’re undecided right now, you’re likely to find something here that fits your interests here. In the meantime, the Design – Undeclared program is for students just like you.

As a new student in our college, you can wait a year to choose your major and it won’t affect your graduation date. How is this possible? Most of our freshmen enroll in the first-year Core Design Program, a common set of foundational classes required for most majors that help prepare you to be a design major—any design major.

The Core program gives you time to contemplate your choices before making a decision. At the end of your first year, you can apply to any or all of the college’s professional degree programs.

Now all you need are a few courses to inspire your creativity and enhance your innovative spirit. Join us to get started!