Department Resources

Minor Program

A number of minors are offered within the College of Architecture and Environmental Design for students seeking to compliment or bolster their undergraduate major. Information on the minors is found below or at the department web sites that administer the minor. The following provides a list of the minors and links to their web pages.

Architectural Engineering Minor

The minor is designed for students wishing to pursue a more in-depth education in structures. The coursework exposes students to analytical, design, and construction issues relevant to the structural design process. Students work with an advisor to develop a sequence of courses that focus on either structural design or structural analysis. The program is tailored for students majoring in architecture, construction management, and civil engineering. Enrollment is limited and acceptance into the program is dependent upon the student’s performance in structures related courses. For architecture and construction management majors, it is recommended that applications be submitted prior to enrolling in ARCE 226. Students must meet with a faculty member before applying.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact the Architectural Engineering Department by email at or by phone at 805.756.1314.

Total Units Required for Minor = 27 to 29
required Courses (19 or 20 units) Units
ARCE 211 Structures I 3
ARCE 212 Structures II 3
ARCE 223 Mechanics of Structural Members 3
ARCE 226 Structural Systems for Architects 3
ARCE 315 Small Scale Structures 4
ARCE 316 Large Scale Structures 4
ARCE 421 Soil Mechanics
analysis COURSES (8 or 9 units) UNITS
ARCE 227 Structures III 3
ARCE 302 Structural Analysis 3
ARCE 303 Steel Design 3
ARCE 304 Wood Design 3
ARCE 305 Masonry Design
ARCE 303 Steel Design 3
ARCE 304 Wood Design 3
ARCE 305 Masonry Design 2