Architecture Minor - Curriculum

The minimum required hours for minor in architecture is 21 credit hours. All students must complete a minimum of 9 credit hours and three courses in the lower division and a minimum of 12 credit hours and four courses in the upper division, with a plan of study devised in consultation with faculty mentors. Additionally, students choosing a minor in architecture must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 and must have completed two lower division (100-200) courses with a grade of 2.50 or better for admission. Students must have an overall GPA of 2.0 or better and must have an average of 2.50 or better in their architecture minor courses for successful completion.

Lower-Division Courses

  • ARC 121 Introduction to Architecture
  • ARC 122 Architectural Sketching and the Built Environment
  • ARC 211 American Diversity and Design
  • ARC 231 Architecture History: Ancient – 1450
  • ARC 234 Architecture History: 1450 - Present

Upper-Division Courses

  • ARC 352 Structures I
  • ARC 300 Environment and Landscapes
  • ARC 316 Design of Cities
  • ARC 320 The City Through Film: Built Environment in Mass Media
  • ARC 322 Race and Place in the Built Environment
  • ARC 324 Building System Technology and Development
  • ARC 330 Global Issues in Design Practice

Advising Notes:

  • No more than 3 credits of ARC 468 (Community Design Service), 3 credits of ARC 467 (Research Practice) and 3 credits of ARC 499 (Independent Study) may be applied toward minor requirements.
  • No more than two (2) non-ARC prefixed courses may be used for the minor of architecture, and no more than six (6) credits of transfer coursework may be applied toward minor requirements.
  • Other relevant courses (such as Special Topics courses) from the undergraduate curriculum in architecture may be approved for the minor, with qualified special permission, from the course instructor and the School of Architecture and Planning Office of Undergraduate Advisement.
  • The Department of Architecture guarantees that some of these courses will be offered within a six semester period so that students can complete their minor in a timely manner. Select courses approved for the minor in architecture may only be offered on an intermittent basis.