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Environmental Design Minor - Applying to the Program

(HEGIS: , CIP: 04.0401 Environmental Design/Architecture)

Department of Urban and Regional Planning

126 Hayes Hall
South Campus
Buffalo, NY 14214-8030

Daniel B. Hess
Professor and Chair of Urban Planning

Norma Everett
Graduate Program Administrator

Christy Krawczyk
Undergraduate Academic Advisor

Associated Programs

Associated Subjects

Becoming an Environmental Design Minor Student

Acceptance Criteria - Environmental Design Minor

Minimum GPA of 2.000.
Minimum B- in END 120 or END 212.

Both END 120 and END 212 are required for completion of the Environmental Design Minor.

Applications for the Environmental Design Minor are accepted on a rolling basis. Contact School of Architecture and Planning Undergraduate Education for more information.

The Environmental Design Minor is typically completed within 5-6 semesters.

The University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning has an admission policy that actively encourages applicants from protected groups and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Admission is competitive, and applicants are reviewed according to the admission criteria. Acceptance of students in the pre-professional, professional, and advanced graduate programs is determined on the basis of the applicants' qualifications and experience. However, since the school's size is limited, the programs may exercise discretionary powers of selection. Courses and programs offered by the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning may include an instructional support services fee.

Becoming a University at Buffalo Student

Admission to UB is based on a holistic review. We consider high school average, class rank (where applicable), strength of the high school academic record and SAT or ACT scores, if applicable. UB supports SUNY’s decision to temporarily suspend SAT and ACT requirements for admissions. This temporary change of admissions eligibility requirements applies to the spring 2021, fall 2021, spring 2022, fall 2022, spring 2023, fall 2023 and spring 2024 cycles. A personal essay, recommendations, documented creative talent, demonstrated leadership, community service and special circumstances are also considered.

The following is not required for admission, but is suggested as adequate preparation for university-level coursework:

  • Four years of English (with a substantial writing component).
  • Four years of social studies.
  • Three years of college-preparatory science.
  • Three years of a second language.
  • Three years of college-preparatory mathematics.

Visit Undergraduate Admissions to learn more.

Transfer Admission to the Program

Transfer students are eligible for direct admission to the Environmental Design Minor contingent upon possible course articulation to University at Buffalo Urban and Regional Planning, in accordance with the School of Architecture and Planning’s Transfer Policy and maintaining the following curricular requirements:

  1. Minimum B- in courses that articulate to END 120 or END 212; and,
  2. An overall transfer GPA of 2.000
  3. Both END 120 and END 212 are required for completion of the Environmental Design Minor.

Applications for the Environmental Design Minor are accepted on a rolling basis.

No more than six credits of transfer coursework may be applied toward Environmental Design Minor requirements.

Current UB Students Applying to the Program

Students are eligible for direct admission to the Environmental Design Minor by University at Buffalo Urban and Regional Planning and maintaining the following curricular requirements:

  1. Earning an overall minimum GPA of 2.000 and,
  2. Completing either END 120 or END 212 with a minimum grade of B- (GPA of 2.670 on a 4.000 scale) or higher.

Applications for the Environmental Design Minor are accepted on a rolling basis.

The Environmental Design Minor is typically completed within 5-6 semesters.

Suggested Introductory Courses

END 120 Introduction to Urban Planning
END 212 Urban and Environmental Planning
END 300 Environment and Landscape
END 279 Exploring the Design of Buffalo Niagara
END 304 Transportation and Environmental Design in Urban Life

 
Published: Jan 25, 2023 07:58:55