Minor Degrees

Minor Degrees

To provide students with additional opportunities to broaden and enrich their educations, a minor is a program of study that is distinct from or supplements a student’s major. A minor may be taken as a way to give a coherent pattern to elective credits, to expand career options, to prepare for graduate study, or simply to explore in greater depth an area different from one’s major. Students cannot earn a minor in the same subject area as their major field of study. Students must declare a minor prior to degree conferral.

Minor in Architecture

To complement their degree, students enrolled in non-architecture undergraduate programs at NewSchool may choose a minor in architecture to complement their degree. 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.

Minor in Construction Management

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 also 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.

Coming Fall 2018

Beginning in Fall 2018, students will have the opportunity to earn a minor in the following programs:

  • Product Design
  • Interior Architecture & Design
  • Graphic Design & Interactive Media

For more information on our course offerings, click here.