Architectural Studies Minor

The purpose of the minor in Architectural Studies is to encourage and give official recognition to students who study architecture beyond the introductory level but who do not wish to pursue a major or a professional degree in the field. The requirements are designed to allow students as much flexibility as possible in pursuing their individual interests while also providing a basic overview of the discipline. Students wishing to minor in architectural studies should meet with the Associate Dean of the School of Architecture to establish a curriculum conforming to the following requirements. (The alphanumeric code in parenthesis following each course title is the course identification code.) A minor in architectural studies requires at least four courses and a minimum of 15 hours of course work within the School of Architecture. The only specifically required course is History of Architecture I. In addition to this introductory History course, the minor requires a minimum of two courses from the design, history/theory, and/or technology curricula. Some of these courses have prerequisites, and in order to enroll in them minors must satisfy the prerequisites or have permission of the instructor. Students may satisfy the remainder of the credit requirement for a minor with any courses offered within the School of Architecture.

The following chart summarizes the two ways to fulfill the requirement for the minor in architectural studies.

Alternative A
History of Architecture I 3
Elective* 3
Elective* 3,4 or 6
Elective 3,4 or 6
Elective (if necessary to complete 15 credits) 3,4 or 6
Alternative B
History of Architecture I 3
Architecture Studio (DSGN 110) 6
Elective* 3,4 or 6
Elective 3,4 or 6

*These electives must be from the design, history/theory, and/or /technology curricula. In Alternative A, the remaining electives, if necessary, may be courses with any designation within the School of Architecture. Students should see the Associate Dean for permission to register in Architecture courses.