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Undergraduate User Experience Design (UXD) Minor

The User Experience Design Minor is open to undergraduate students interested in incorporating user-centered design skills and knowledge into their studies. Students will learn about user experience research, and develop skills to conduct usability tests, analyze usability metrics, and design effective user-centered interfaces. The minor is open to students pursuing an undergraduate degree in any major at the University of Tennessee.

Requirements for the UXD Minor

The Minor requires 15 credit hours of coursework. The courses required to complete the Minor vary based on the Undergraduate Catalog year, as detailed below:

  • INSC 311 User-Centered Design
  • INSC 430 Foundations of User Experience
  • INSC 435 Usability Testing and Methods
  • INSC 436 Analytics and Metrics for User Experience
  • INSC 439 Interfaces and Interaction Design
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Course Delivery

Our courses  are offered in a variety of modalities to allow some flexibility in completing the Information Sciences UXD Minor. This includes:  (1) On-campus, which is the traditional method of face-to-face course delivery; (2) Synchronous, or “live,” online, where students attend class in real-time; (3) Asynchronous online, which consists of students working on their own time to complete their work during timeframes designated by the instructor; and (4) Hybrid online, which combines synchronous and asynchronous components.

Declaring for the User Experience Design Minor

Students should declare their intent to complete the Minor as early as possible by completing the Information Sciences UXD Minor Planning Form. If you wish the Minor to be listed on your transcript, you must declare your intent to complete the Minor when you submit your application for a degree.

You may email any questions about this process or our Minor to

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