To complement their degree, students enrolled in non-architecture undergraduate programs at NewSchool may choose a minor in architecture. Courses are offered during the fall, winter, and spring terms. The minor in architecture provides students with an understanding of architecture and the other disciplines involved in the design and construction of the built environment. Students interested in pursuing a minor in architecture must seek approval from their academic advisor or program chair and the Architecture program chair. The minor in architecture is only available to undergraduate students.

A minor degree will be awarded to NewSchool students who complete their major course of study successfully and who choose to focus a minimum of 18 credits of their electives or additional work in a predefined series of courses. A minor degree will be reflected in both the student’s transcript and diploma.

A Minor in construction management will be awarded to a NewSchool student who completes his or her major course of study successfully and chooses to focus a portion of their elective or additional work in a predefined series of courses. Acceptance into a course of study for a minor in construction management typically will require the application to and approval of the program chair in which the course of study will be undertaken. A minor in construction management will be reflected on both the student’s transcript and diploma.

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Architecture program may choose a minor in construction management to complement their degree. Courses are offered sequentially during fall, winter, and spring terms. Students interested in pursuing a minor in construction management must seek approval from their academic advisor and program chair.

The minor in digital architecture and fabrication is open to undergraduate students who are interested in exploring, expanding, and deepening their knowledge of buildings in both physical and virtual architecture, structure, and interior environments. With a strong emphasis on the state-of-the-art research in digital design and fabrication, computational programming for creative buildings and spaces to support the future of human activities and well-being, and nurture creativity, the studios will focus on complex architectural environments and the process of design assessment and optimizing of the elements and components of buildings and their spatial constituents. In these courses, topics such as human interactive spaces, intelligent façade design, structural investigation, spatial layout, mass and form typology, new smart materials, context-based shaping forces, as well as energy efficiency strategies, are thoroughly and systematically examined in an incremental but comprehensive manner with special focus on their impact on formation and reformation of the design solutions.

Students interested in receiving a minor in digital architecture and fabrication after successfully completing their 2nd year must seek a recommendation from their academic advisors accompanied by approval from their program chair.

The minor in healthy urbanism is open to all undergraduate students. There is growing acknowledgment that the way cities and neighborhoods are designed directly impacts the health of residents, workers, and visitors. At the same time, many designers and planners fail to create healthy urban environments through a lack of understanding, experience, and training. This minor provides grounding in the processes and design strategies that promote healthful cities.

Students interested in pursuing a minor in healthy urbanism must seek approval from their academic advisor and major and minor program chairs.

The minor in interior architecture & design is open to all students of the undergraduate program (other than interior architecture & design) who want to complement their knowledge with the design of interior environments. With a strong emphasis on research and programming the spaces to support human activities and well-being, the minor will allow students to understand and practice the design of interior environments, such as hospitals, hotels or new typologies of commercial/public spaces.

The minor degree will be awarded to NewSchool students who complete their major course of study successfully and who choose to focus a minimum of 15 credits of their electives or additional work in a predefined series of courses. The minor degree will be reflected in both the student’s transcript and diploma. Students interested in pursuing a minor in interior architecture & design must seek approval from their academic advisor and major and minor program chairs.

The minor in graphic design & interactive media is open to all students of the undergraduate program (other than Graphic Design & Interactive Media) interested in deepening their knowledge of visual communication and graphic design, brand identity and strategies, and design for digital and interactive media.

A minor degree will be awarded to NewSchool students who complete their major course of study successfully and who choose to focus a minimum of 15 credits of their electives or additional work in a predefined series of courses. A minor degree will be reflected in both the student’s transcript and diploma.

Students interested in pursuing a minor in graphic design & interactive media must seek approval from their academic advisor and major and minor program chairs.

The minor in neuroscience for architecture, open to all students of the undergraduate programs, guides students in an exploration of the juncture of the brain and the built environment. Students develop a working knowledge of the brain and learn aspects of how it processes spatial cues. Studio work in the minor utilizes an evidence-based design approach, grounding architectural concepts in neuroscience.

Students interested in pursuing a minor in neuroscience for architecture must seek approval from their academic advisor and major and minor program chairs.

The minor in product design is open to all students of the undergraduate programs (other than product design) interested in complementing their majors by exploring the design of industrial products. With a strong emphasis on human-centered design tools and project-based learning methods, the product design program covers the design of traditional artifacts (lower-level classes) as well as the design of digital products and systems (upper-level classes) and can be pursued at two different levels.

A minor degree will be awarded to NewSchool students who complete their major course of study successfully and who choose to focus a minimum of 15 credits of their electives or additional work in a predefined series of courses. A minor degree will be reflected in both the student’s transcript and diploma. Students interested in pursuing a minor in product design must seek approval from their academic advisor and major and minor program chairs.