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Architectual Studies Minor

A minor in architectural studies provides the underpinning history of significant building, with buildings reflecting the social, cultural, political and technological circumstances of their culture. Sustainability in the built environment will be explored and understood as a signicant contemporary inuence in forming the built environment.

The professional practice of architecture, and the multiples roles an architect engaged in the business and production of architecture are introduced and explored. Students can choose to focus their elective courses on history, theory and criticism, urbanism or building technology.


The curriculum includes 21 required semester hours. Students must take the following three required courses:

  • Design, Art, and the Built Environment
  • Sustainability
  • The work of an architect

Students must take four electives from the following courses:

  • Ritual and space
  • Modernism and Form
  • Introduction to Interior Design
  • History and Theory of Cities
  • Introduction to Planning
  • Design Science I-Principles of Building
  • Understanding the Urban Environment
  • Design Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Environmental Technologies
  • The Classical Tradition

To be considered for the architectural studies minor, students must earn a university cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.


To apply, students can turn in a completed application to the DAAP Student Affairs Office, 5470 Aronoff.