The minor in Architectural Studies allows non-architecture undergraduate students to gain an overview of architecture by taking a series of required courses in different disciplines within architecture. This is the only undergraduate minor offered by the Illinois School of Architecture.
Application Fall 2019 Deadline:
Friday, March 9, 2019
Prerequisites for the Minor
Students must comply with the prerequisite requirements of courses to be taken under this program. Some of these requirements may be satisfied while in the program.
Admission to the Minor
Admission to the minor will be processed by the Illinois School of Architecture Office for Undergraduate Academic Affairs. Students may be admitted to the Minor in Architectural Studies from freshman year until such time that allows the completion of the minor before graduating in their major area of study.
Students may declare their intentions and be admitted to the program to pursue the Minor in Architectural Studies by completing the application form available on the website.
Advising of students in the minor will be conducted by the advising staff in the Illinois School of Architecture.
Certification of Successful Completion
The Associate Dean for Undergraduate Academic Affairs in the College of Fine and Applied Arts (FAA) will certify successful completion of the minor.
The Architecture Minor requires the successful completion of a minimum of 20 hours of architecture courses. Students entering the program with advance credit for required courses must take courses from the Additional Courses list to attain the total hours needed for completion of the minor. All students in the minor must have at least six hours of 300- or 400-level courses.
Required Courses (14 hours)
ARCH 101 - Introduction to Architecture
ARCH 271* - Graphics for Architects
ARCH 210 - Introduction to the History of Architecture
ARCH 231* - Anatomy of Buildings
*ARCH 271 and ARCH 231 must be taken the same semester.
Additional Courses (minimum of six hours)
ARCH 341 - Environment Tech HVAC
ARCH 342 - Environment Tech Ltg and Acoustics
ARCH 351 - Statics and Dynamics
ARCH 352 - Mech of Mat & Des Appl
ARCH 410-418 - Architectural History Electives