UNDERGRADUATE MINORS

UVA School of Architecture offers opportunities for current UVA undergraduate students pursuing any major to complete minors in a variety of built environment related disciplines.



MINOR IN ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY

A minor in Architectural History requires 17 ARH credits, including ARH 1010 and ARH 1020, and nine credits of ARH electives. No thesis is required. 

ADVISOR: LISA REILLY


MINOR IN ARCHITECTURE

A minor in architecture provides students with an opportunity to develop a basic understanding of, and appreciation for, architecture as an important component of culture and the built environment. The minor requirements are as follows: ARCH 1010 (3); ARCH 1020 (3) or 1030 (4); six credits (6) of architecture electives, and three credits (3) of electives within the School of Architecture.

ADVISOR: ESTHER LORENZ


MINOR IN URBAN + ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING

A minor in urban and environmental planning requires 15 credits of PLAN courses with a minimum grade of C-. Students may choose from among any PLAN or PLAC course, with no more than 6 credits at the 5000 level. PLAN courses taken as a completed Planning Minor do not count against the limit of credits college students can take outside the College. Jointly listed courses PLAN/ARCH, PLAN/EVSC, PLAN/SARC, etc. also count toward the minor.

ADVISOR: SUZANNE MOOMAW


MINOR IN GLOBAL SUSTAINABILITY

The interdisciplinary Minor in Global Sustainability benefits students of all majors who want to understand the many facets of sustainability and learn how to apply this knowledge to their daily lives.  The Minor is housed in the School of Architecture and guided by a Governing Board of representatives from the six partner academic units and one student representative. It is comprised of 5 courses: a required Foundation Course, Global Sustainability; three electives from a pre-approved list with one course selected from each of three categories: equity, environment, and economy; and a final Capstone course selected from an approved list of sustainability-focused, upper-level courses in several disciplines.

GLOBAL SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVE

ADVISOR: PHOEBE CRISMAN


MINOR IN HISTORIC PRESERVATION

A minor in Historic Preservation requires fifteen credits of coursework with a minimum grade of C-. Coursework for the minor is distributed among three broad categories of preservation-related courses: Theory (one course, 3 credits); History (two courses, 6 credits); Practice (two courses, 6 credits). 

ADVISOR: ANDY JOHNSTON


MINOR IN LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE 

A minor in Landscape Architecture requires a minimum GPA of 3.00, and at least fifteen credits in landscape architecture. At least four from the L AR 4130, 4140, 4160, 4200, 4210 or 4230 (other non–studio L AR courses maybe taken with the permission of the Landscape Architecture Minor Advisor and the course instructor; note that many courses have technical pre–requisites). Students in the Architecture Department are strongly encouraged to take a 4000–level studio in Landscape Architecture (subject to availability). Students outside the Architecture department are strongly encouraged to take ARCH 1020 Lesson in Making or ARCH 1040 Introduction to Design (4) in addition to the courses listed above. Students in the College of Arts and Sciences must submit an Academic Requirement report to their advisor in Landscape Architecture. 

ADVISOR: NANCY TAKAHASHI


Any undergraduate student at UVA interested in one of the School of Architecture minors listed above should contact the Advisor specific to the minor of his/her choice listed above.

Applications for the minors are available at Campbell Hall 201, Office of Student Services + Academic Records.

Specific course requirements for all minors can be found in the UVA Undergraduate Record.