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Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

Architecture Minor - Program Requirements

Architecture

126 Hayes Hall
South Campus
Buffalo, NY 14214-8030
716-829-3483
716-829-3256
ap.buffalo.edu/?locale=en_US
Omar Khan
Associate Professor and Chair
R. J. Multari
Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Education
Debra Eggebrecht
Assistant to the Chair

Completing the Architecture Minor Program

Academic Requirements

Upon admission to the Architecture Minor, it is strongly recommended that students complete the Architecture Shop Safety Workshop. For more information on the Safety Workshop, contact the Architecture Materials Shop, 2 Parker Hall, South Campus.

All students must complete a minimum of 9 credit hours and three courses in the lower division and a minimum of 12 credit hours and four courses in the upper division. Students devise an Architecture Minor plan of study in consultation with their school advisors.

No more than 3 credits of ARC 467 (Research Practice), 3 credits of ARC 496 (Community Design Service), and 3 credits of ARC 499 (Independent Study) may be applied toward Architecture Minor requirements.

No more than six credits of architecture transfer coursework may be applied toward Architecture Minor requirements. Contact School of Architecture and Planning Undergraduate Education for more information.

Other relevant courses (such as Special Topics courses) in the undergraduate curriculum from University at Buffalo Architecture may be approved for the minor, with qualified special permission, from the course instructor and School of Architecture and Planning Education.

A minimum ARC-prefixed GPA of 2.50 in all Architecture Minor courses and minimum overall University at Buffalo GPA of 2.0 is required for successful completion of the program.

Academic Advice

Architecture Minor program requirements:

  • Minimum GPA of 2.0 overall and minimum GPA of 2.5 in two 100/200-level architecture courses for admission to the Architecture Minor;
  • A minimum of 9 credits and 3 courses at the 100- or 200- level,
  • A minimum of 12 credits and 4 courses at the 300- or 400-level; and
  • An ARC-prefixed GPA of 2.50 in Architecture Minor courses and minimum overall University at Buffalo GPA of 2.0 is required for program completion.
  • The Architecture Minor is typically completed within 6 semesters.

Transfer Credit Policy

Courses completed at other colleges and universities are not automatically accepted by University at Buffalo Architecture as fulfilling departmental requirements. While select architecture courses taken elsewhere may be accepted, determination is made by an evaluation of the student's transcripts, course content, contact hours, and grades earned. A minimum passing grade on a 4.0 scale is required in each course for possible articulation to courses in accordance with SUNY policy. Student transcript evaluations are conducted by School of Architecture and Planning Undergraduate Education. Design studio courses completed at other colleges are accepted as by University at Buffalo Architecture as transfer elective credit only. Contact School of Architecture and Planning Undergraduate Education for academic advisement.

No more than six credits of architecture transfer coursework may be applied toward Architecture Minor requirements.

Residency Requirement

A minimum of 15 ARC-prefixed credit hours must be completed at the University at Buffalo to satisfy the Architecture Minor’s academic residency requirement. A minimum overall University at Buffalo GPA of 2.0 and minimum ARC-prefixed GPA of 2.5 in minor courses is required to graduate with the Architecture Minor.

Prerequisite Courses

Two 100/200-level architecture courses with a minimum GPA of 2.50 in both courses and a minimum University at Buffalo GPA of 2.0.

Required Courses

LOWER-DIVISION COURSES (select at least three courses)
ARC 121 Introduction to Architecture
ARC 211 American Diversity and Design
ARC 231 Architecture History : Ancient - 1450
ARC 234 Architecture History : 1450 - Present
ARC 241 Introduction to Building Technology (Suggested)

UPPER-DIVISION COURSES (select at least four courses)
ARC 422 Introduction to Building Reuse
ARC 425 History of Design
ARC 343 Building Systems Technology I
ARC 344 Building Systems Technology II
ARC 352 Structures 1
ARC 354 Experimental Structures
ARC 457 Fabric Structures
ARC 435 American Architecture and Urbanism
ARC 448 Building Projects
ARC 453 Structures 2
ARC 455 Structures 3
ARC 464 Behavior and Space
ARC 467 Research Practice
ARC 473 Environmental Controls: Thermal Systems
ARC 475 Environmental Controls: Acoustics and Lighting
ARC 481 Cost Control and Analysis
ARC 482 Professional Practice
ARC 488 Seminar in Design Theory
ARC 496 Community Design Service
ARC 499 Independent Study
END 312 Design of Cities

Departmental Honors Requirements

University at Buffalo Architecture offers the designations “with distinction,” “with high distinction,” and “with highest distinction” to students who achieve a certain level of academic excellence in the major or minor upon graduation.

The award of Program Distinction is based on the UB GPA for the program. A minimum of 50% of credits for the major or minor program must be completed at UB. University at Buffalo Architecture requires a minimum of 3.25 for “with distinction”; 3.50 for “with high distinction”; and 3.75 for “with highest distinction.”

Total Credit Hours Required

Total Credits Required for Minor/Certificate  21 

Minors and certificates must be completed in conjunction with a major and all university degree requirements must be met.

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite or major requirements.

Architecture

126 Hayes Hall
South Campus
Buffalo, NY 14214-8030
716-829-3483
716-829-3256
ap.buffalo.edu/?locale=en_US
Omar Khan
Associate Professor and Chair
R. J. Multari
Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Education
Debra Eggebrecht
Assistant to the Chair

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Published: August 16, 2018 09:18:50 AM