Students learn skills in structural analysis, architectural design, sustainable systems engineering, and information technology.Students learn skills in structural analysis, architectural design, sustainable systems engineering, and information technology.

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Architectural Engineering & Design Minor
Curriculum & Requirements

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Required Courses

The following eight courses are required for all students who wish to earn and complete the architectural engineering and design minor:

Required Core –– 3 required units

Architectural Seminar –– 1 required unit

  • CIV_ENV 395 – Architectural Seminar

History of Design –– Choose 1 unit

  • CIV_ENV 220 – Structural Art
  • ART_HIST 232 – Introduction to the History of Architecture and Design

Design & Analysis Techniques –– Choose 3 units

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Recommended Technical or Unrestricted Electives for MINOR Program

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Recommended Unrestricted Electives for MINOR Program

The following could be used as components of theme requirements:

  • ART HIST 370 1, 2 Modern Architecture and Design
  • Art Theory and Practice (select one course):
    • ART 120 Basic Painting or
    • ART 125 Basic Drawing or
    • ART 140 Basic Sculpture
    • Advanced courses in Art Theory and Practice
    • History and/or Sociology
    • HISTORY 322-1, 2 Development of the Modern American City
    • SOCIOL 207 Problems of Cities
    • SOCIOL 301 The City: Urbanization and Urbanism

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Recommended Internships for minor Program

  • Summer experiences related to architecture and/or building design or construction, or
  • Participation in co-operative engineering program
  • Summer international workshop as available

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Additional Conditions for Earning minor 

  • Completion of all requirements for McCormick BS degree.
  • Maintenance of GPA of 2.0 or above in courses required for this certificate.
  • Courses with grades lower than a “C” will not be accepted.
  • Complete the Declaration of Petition to Receive the Certificate in Architectural Engineering and Design form.
  • The declaration form must be completed two weeks before the beginning of the final undergraduate quarter.