Architecture Minor

The Architecture Minor introduces the foundational ideas of the discipline as a social, cultural, historic, and environmental construct to undergraduate students.

Admission Requirements:

You must be in good academic standing with a minimum 2.00 cumulative University of Minnesota GPA. Enrollment is limited.

Program Requirements:

  • The minor requires a minimum of 19 credits.
  • All coursework must be taken on the A/F grade base and must be completed with a C- or better.
  • No more than three courses taken for a major may be used toward the minor.
  • Study abroad and transfer coursework must be approved by the minor advisor.
  • A maximum of nine transfer/study abroad credits may be used toward the minor.

Course Requirements:

Required Courses Credits
Arch 1281 Design Fundamentals I (fall term only)
4
Arch 3411W Architectural History to 1750 (fall term only)  
OR  
3
Arch 3412 Architectural History Since 1750 (spring term only)  
   
Secondary Core Electives (select 2 courses)  
Arch 3611 Design in the Digital Age (spring term only)
3
Arch 3711W Environmental Design and the Sociocultural Context (fall term only)
3
Arch 4561 Architecture and Ecology (spring term only)
3
Arch 4671 Historic Preservation (fall term only)
3
Arch 4701W Introduction to Urban Form and Theory (spring term only)
3
   
Elective Courses (select 2 courses)  
Arch 3xxx or Arch 4xxx courses

Note: some ARCH courses are reserved for ARCH majors only.

Electives may include secondary core courses (listed above) beyond the 2 required courses taken.

 

 

Application Process:

Apply online for the minor. The application should take just a couple of minutes.

Questions:

If you have questions about applying for this minor or if you have already been admitted to the minor and have advising questions, please email our peer advisor at desminor@umn.edu.