Undergraduate CertificateDesign Thinking

From Fortune 100 to entrepreneurial start-ups, Design Thinking methods are used by companies competing in fast-moving environments who are facing disruption in their industry, looking to build a culture of innovation, manage change, align teams, and differentiate their brand. Design Thinking is adaptable to any business environment and is highly effective way to approach to problem-solving that is efficient, innovative, and reduces risks through rapid prototyping and testing.

Learn how design thinking can benefit you.

Students participate in a design thinking exercise


To complete the design thinking undergraduate certificate, you’ll take 8 credit hours of required courses: Design Thinking and Innovation, Design Sprints, and Design Thinking Challenges. You'll also choose one elective course from the following: Agile Product Management, Design Thinking, or Service Design Thinking.

How to enroll

To add this certificate to your plan of study: 

  • Log into the myWSU portal, find the Student Tools box (center of the page) and click "Change my Major/Minor."
  • Click continue (this will show your current major and minor).
  • Click continue, then click on "Add a certificate" and choose your certificate program. Click continue and submit request.