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Environmental Design Minor - Program Requirements

(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

Completing the Environmental Design Minor Program

Academic Requirements

  • Minimum University at Buffalo GPA of 2.000;
  • Minimum B- in END 120 or END 212;
  • Minimum of 4 courses and 12 credits with an END-prefix at the 270-level or higher;
  • Both END 120 and END 212 are required for completion of the Environmental Design Minor.
  • Minimum END prefixed GPA of 2.500 is required for successful completion of the Environmental Design Minor.

Academic Advice

A minimum cumulative urban planning and environmental design (END-prefixed) GPA of 2.500 is required for successful completion of the environmental design minor.

No more than 6 credits of transfer coursework may be applied toward minor requirements.

No more than 3 credits of END 496 Environmental Design Internship and 3 credits of END 499 Independent Study may be applied toward environmental design minor requirements.

Transfer Credit Policy

Courses completed at other colleges and universities are not automatically accepted by University at Buffalo Urban and Regional Planning as fulfilling undergraduate requirements. While select 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 4.000 scale is required in each course for possible articulation to courses offered by the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning in accordance with SUNY policy. Student transcript evaluations are conducted by School of Architecture and Planning Undergraduate Education. Actual placement in the undergraduate preprofessional environmental design program is made after this evaluation is completed.

Residency Requirement

No more than 6 credits of transfer coursework may be applied toward Environmental Design minor requirements.   Student transcripts evaluations are conducted by School of Architecture and Planning Undergraduate Education.

Prerequisite Courses

END 120 Introduction to Urban Environments or END 212 Urban and Environmental Planning

Required Courses

END 120 Introduction to Urban Environments
END 212 Urban and Environmental Planning
Minimum of four END-prefixed department electives and 12 credits at the 270 level or higher
Minimum END prefixed GPA 2.500 is required for completion of the Environmental Design Minor

Departmental Honors Requirements

University at Buffalo Environmental Design, offered by Urban and Regional Planning, 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 Environmental Design requires a minimum of 3.250 for “with distinction”; 3.500 for “with high distinction”; and 3.750 for “with highest distinction.”

Total Credit Hours Required

Total credit hours required for the Environmental Design Minor
Total Credits Required for Minor/Certificate18

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 minor requirements.

Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This chart should not be used for financial aid purposes.

 
Published: Jan 25, 2023 07:58:55