College of Design
Cdes Prospective


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 adviser.
  • 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)




Arch 3411W


Arch 3412

Architectural History to 1750 (fall term only)


Architectural History Since 1750 (spring term only)

Secondary Core Electives (select 2 courses)  
Arch 3611 Design in the Digital Age

Arch 3711W

Environmental Design and the Sociocultural Context (fall term only)

Arch 4561 Architecture and Ecology (spring term only)
Arch 4671 Historic Preservation
Arch 4701W Introduction to Urban Form and Theory




Elective Courses (select 2 courses)


Arch 3xxx or Arch 4xxx courses




Application Process:

Apply online for the minor. The application should take just a couple of minutes.


If you are unsure about the minor and would like to speak to an adviser, complete the online application and include your questions in the final comment box. An adviser will contact you before processing your application.


Contact Information

College of Design

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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