Architectural Studies Minor

tall building w/skyThe minor in architectural studies is offered by the Department of Art and Art History  in collaboration with Civil Engineering. 

This program provides students with an interdisciplinary introduction to the history, theory, and methods of architecture and its symbolism. The program allows students who are interested in this field to receive programmatic recognition of their work. It is designed to assist those who want to become an architect; want to specialize in architecture, architectural history or historical preservation in graduate school; want to supplement their technical majors and work in an architectural context.

For Civil(CiE), Environmental (ENE) and Mechanical (ME) Engineering students, this interdisciplinary minor program is designed to accommodate your undergraduate curricula such that only three additional courses are needed beyond your major requirements.  Please see the sample curriculum below.

Students must receive a minimum grade of C- in all required courses. Only two courses from the major requirements can count toward a minor. A maximum of two courses (8 credits) may be transferred from another accredited institution, provided UNH has accepted them as transfer credits. Transfer courses must be a minimum of 3 credits. Students with transfer courses that are accepted with less than 4 semester credits must still meet the 18-20 credits requirement for completion of the minor.


To declare an intent to minor, please register with the Department of Art and Art History. When you have completed your minor (or at the beginning of your last semester), please obtain a “Completion of Minor” form from the Arts Office (PCAC-A201). If you need advising on a minor, please request an appointment with a minor coordinator — Prof. Eleanor Hight (Art & Art History) at or Prof. Ray Cook (Civil Engineering) at


 Sample curriculum flow chart:

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