Instructional Design Undergraduate Minor

Are you looking for a minor that can complement your major and improve your marketability? The minor in instructional design is for current undergraduates who want to make an impact by developing authentic, engaging, equitable, and inclusive learning experiences. Leverage your love of technology to become a driver of change in designing learning experiences in corporate, government, and nonprofit settings. Our courses teach you to use learning theories and design thinking to develop digital learning experiences, by way of employee training or courses, to optimize organizational performance. You will learn how to use empathy, creativity, problem-based learning, and technology to generate organizational learning solutions for real-world challenges. Strengthen your communication, critical thinking, collaboration, and leadership skills as you prepare for careers in an industry with increasing demand, above-average salaries, and excellent work-life balance.

Career Opportunities

  • Digital experience designer
  • Director of training and development
  • Health educator
  • Health personnel educator
  • Instructional designer
  • Learning organization specialist
  • Medical training supervisor
  • Multimedia specialist
  • Non-profit training specialist
  • Training developer
Career Median Salary Market Growth
Instructional Designer $66,290 4%-6%
Multimedia Specialist $59,500 4%-6%
Distance (e-)Learning Coordinator $85,450 7%-10%
User Engagement and Public Relations $116,180 7%-10%
Training and Development Specialist $61,210 7%-10%

Source: O*NET Online, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration.
*Many of these jobs also require an advanced degree certification, but solid grounding in learning design forms the basis forms the basis for the job qualifications in these careers.


Freshman Students

Current WSU Students

Transfer Students

Course Requirements

Students are required to meet with their academic advisor prior to registering for courses.

Major Coursework

Core courses Cr. Hrs.
Total Credits 18
LDT 2015 Introduction to Learning Design and Technology 3
LDT 3115 Instructional Design 3
LDT 3125 Evaluation Techniques and Tools 3
LDT 4900 Advanced Instructional Design 3
LDT Electives: 6 credits in consultation with your advisor (LDT 3000 – 5000)


Semester I

Courses Cr. Hrs.
Total 3
LDT 2015 3

Semester I

Courses Cr. Hrs.
Total 3
LDT 3115 3

Semester II

Courses Cr. Hrs.
Total 9
LDT 3125 3
Minor Elective 6

Semester II

Courses Cr. Hrs.
Total 6
LDT 4900 3
Minor Elective 3

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