The Minor in Architectural Science and Systems is a four-course curriculum that combines a comprehensive exploration of the full range of building systems with a thorough understanding of the physical phenomena to which they respond. Students investigate the primary component systems of buildings and their synergistic integration, including site, structure, enclosure, environmental comfort, and passive and active energy systems. While technical topics form the core content of these courses, systems thinking is the critical and analytical bond among them.
Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified.
Only one course can be double counted toward any other major or minor.
|Building Systems Required Course|
|ARCH 2260||Introduction to Building Systems||4|
|Building Systems Core|
|Complete two of the following:||8|
or ARCH 5210
|Complete one of the following (the third course from the Building Systems Core section above may be taken as an elective):||4|
|Integrated Building Systems|
|Energy Systems: Science, Technology, and Sustainability|
|Sustainable Engineering Systems for Buildings|
2.000 GPA required in the minor