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Housing Studies (B.S.)


The Bachelor of Science degree in Housing Studies addresses issues related to the human need for shelter. Graduates create and implement policies and programs to ensure the development of safe and secure housing for all. Students in the program study the processes of creating housing and learn how housing impacts economic issues, health and human safety, psychological well-being, technological innovations, and sustainability. Students also learn about the formation, implementation, and impact of housing-related policies. Along with completing a broad background of housing courses, student select one of five areas of concentration:

  • community development and policy
  • housing technology
  • management and finance
  • selected populations
  • sustainability

Students have a choice of courses from across the University to support their concentration area.

NOTE: Housing Studies is NOT architecture. If you are interested in architecture please apply to the Pre-Architecture program in the College of Design.

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Saint Paul Offices,

32 McNeal Hall, 1985 Buford Ave, St. Paul, MN 55108

P: 612-626-9068 | F: 612-625-1922

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Minneapolis Offices

101 Rapson Hall, 89 Church St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

P: 612-626-9068 | F: 612-625-7525

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