May 22, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Environmental Design Minor


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Admission Criteria


  • Complete END 120 or END 212 with a minimum GPA of 2.667
  • Minimum UB GPA of 2.000

Current UB students who are interested in applying to the Environmental Design Minor in the School of Architecture and Planning should contact ap-advising@buffalo.edu.

Course Requirements


Four END Electives (12 credits)


  • Electives must be at the 270-level or higher
  • No more than 3 credits of END 496   and 3 credits of END 499  may be applied toward environmental design minor requirements.

Total Credits Required for Minor: 18


Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This chart should not be used for financial aid purposes.

Academic Requirements


A minimum END prefixed GPA of 2.500 is required for successful completion of the Environmental Design Minor.

Transfer Credit Policy

No more than 6 credits of transfer coursework may be applied toward minor requirements.

Program Distinction


A student in this major is eligible for Program Distinction upon degree conferral if the criteria are met. Criteria are found under Academic Honors in the Policy and Procedure section of this Catalog. Program Distinction is noted on the official transcript.

Learning Outcomes


Upon successful completion of all requirements, the student will have knowledge of:

  • Fundamental Skills: Ability to effectively use basic planning and development principles in environmental design
  • Investigative Skills: Ability to gather, assess, record, apply, and comparatively evaluate information related to environmental design challenges
  • Communication Skills: Ability to effectively read, write, speak and listen, and visually communicate ideas
  • Critical Practice Skills: Ability to apply evidence-based design, development, and planning methods and precedents to environmental design processes and proposals

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