Department of Art and Art History, College of Fine and Performing Arts
23 credits (minimum)
The STEAM minor adds the Arts to the traditional STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) framework in order to facilitate an understanding of the interrelationship between STEM fields and Art. Integrating visual experience with scientific processes can: provide students with the means to explore visual expression through technology, demonstrate the relationship between STEM concepts and the Arts and exemplify how the arts can enhance scientific understanding through processes such as data visualization, sonification and creative problem solving.
Why Consider a STEAM Minor?
A STEAM minor can supplement your major by providing access to courses taught outside your major course of study. A STEAM minor is interdisciplinary and can result in gaining skills in fine arts, computer science, music, design and Salish Sea Studies. Whether you are a business major seeking to gain skills in 2 and 2D Design, or an Environmental Science major interested in data visualization and data sonification, a STEAM minor may give you access to faculty, courses and peers working across disciplines and areas of study.
How to Declare (Admission and Declaration Process):
Students submit an application outlining their reasons for completing a minor in STEAM and how the curricular content will enhance their major degree. Applications can be found at cfpa.wwu.edu/art/admissions. Due to limited spots available in the minor, the minimum 2.5 GPA does not guarantee acceptance. See application page for more details about the minor admission process.
A grade of C- or better is required for a student’s major or minor courses, and supporting courses for majors and minors.