College of Design
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Minors

Architecture Minor

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

 

 

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

OR

Arch 3412

Architectural History to 1750 (fall term only)

 

Architectural History Since 1750 (spring term only)

3
     
     
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.

 

 

 

Contact Information

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