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 are unsure about the minor and would like to speak to an advisor, complete the online application and include your questions in the final comment box. An advisor will contact you to answer your questions. You may opt out of the application process at any time.

 

 

 

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