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
- City & Regional Planning Minor
- Construction Management Minor (Below)
- Granite Heavy Civil Minor (Below)
- Real Property Development Minor (Below)
- Sustainable Environments Minor
Construction Management Minor
Applications for the Cm minor are now closed for Spring quarter. We will re-open applications at noon on Monday of the second week of Fall quarter 2023. We only accept the first 10 complete applications per quarter and applicants must have 3+ quarters left of major classes at Cal Poly.
Feel free to reach out to Jenay Reynolds-Sibbach with any questions - Jreyno00@calpoly.edu
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**Registration - The majority of CM minor classes require a permission number to register for as the seats are normally held for majors only. While there are a few exceptions (CM/CE 371 & CM 310 for example), many classes must be accessed with a permission number. Julie Zafiratos, our scheduler, will not hand out permission numbers to minors. You can email Jenay Reynolds-Sibbach and ask to be put on a waiting list for the courses of your choice. Permission numbers will be handed out after first round registration is completed. Do not e-mail or visit either admin beforehand, as they will not have numbers to hand out. We understand that this may cause our minors some inconvenience, but we must make sure our CM majors have every opportunity to sign up for classes first. We thank you for your understanding and remind you that Summer is a great term to take CM courses (anyone who pays can register regardless of major- however, prerequisites may still apply)**
The Construction Management Minor provides students with an introduction to the body of knowledge expected of persons pursuing careers in the construction industry. This minor will give a student a competitive edge when applying for certain jobs by providing concepts, tools and skills for a career in one of the professions involved in the built environment.
The Construction Management Minor is recommended for majors in Architecture, Architectural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering. Enrollment in the minor is limited and selection will be made based upon the applicant’s performance in his or her major courses. Applications are available in the Construction Management office (186-A100) and should be submitted and approved by the Department before pursuing any CM minor courses.
|CM 115 or CM 371**||4-6|
|** Requires prerequisites see below|
Total Units Required: 24-26
**CM Minor Prerequisites
CM 214- Required: PHYS 132 & CM 232 or IME 239
CM 280- Required: CE 113 & CM 371 or CM 115
CM 310- Required: CM 113 or CE 259 or ARCE 106
CM 314- Required CM 115 or CM 371 & CM 310 , Recommended: CM 334
CM 317- Required: Junior standing and completion of GE Area B
CM 334- Required: CM 115 or CM 371; Recommended: BUS 207
CM 335- Required: CM 115 or CM 371, CM 232 or IME 239, & BUS 212 or BUS 214
CM 371- Required: CM 113 or CE 259 or ARCE 106
CM 450- Required: CM 115 or CM 371 & CM 310
“If your class is not on this list, please see faculty instructor for pre-requisites and department head for minor substitution approval"
CM 113 & CM 114 - MATE 210/215 & CE 259
CM 113 – ARCE 106
CM 232- IME 239
For questions contact Jenay Reynolds-Sibbach, CM Minor Coordinator
Granite Heavy Civil Minor
For information regarding the Granite Heavy Civil Minor or to apply, please go to : https://ceenve.calpoly.edu/ghcm
The Granite Heavy Civil Minor is a Cross- Disciplinary minor between the Construction Management Department in the College of Architecture and Environmental Design and the Civil Engineer Department in the College of Engineering. This unique minor gives students in the CM program the opportunity to take CE courses and CE students to take CM courses in Heavy Civil Design and Construction not typically available to them. The Heavy Civil Construction Industry is a vast discipline which covers many areas of the design and construction industry including bridges, highways, industrial, geotechnical, water and waste water treatment, underground, etc. This minor includes three new courses that are specific to the heavy civil industry and are only offered to students enrolled in the minor. This minor will give the student the knowledge and skills they need to be successful in an industry that is positioned for strong growth and sustained employment opportunities for decades to come.
Click here to go to the Heavil Civil Minor Courses in the Cal Poly Catalog.
*Course requirements differ for CM and CE students, please consult with the minor coordinators for your major.
To apply, contact the coordinator for your major.
Ed Boucher- Coordinator for Construction Management majors
Hani Alzraiee- Coordinator for Civil Engineering majors
Real Property Development Minor
The below form will allow you to apply to the minor, request course substitutions, and change catalogs.
Sign Online- RPD Minor Adobe Sign
This minor is designed for students who are interested in the built environment and want to deepen their knowledge of how projects get initiated, how they move through the development process, and then how they are managed after construction. The program is designed to prepare students for entry level employment with professionals engaged in real property development. Courses include aspects of practitioners’ real world experiences and knowledge of state-of-the-art practices, techniques and challenges. Students learn about the economic, design, environmental, and regulatory factors that influence housing, office, industrial and commercial projects. They gain a clearer understanding of how these factors impact green development, urban sprawl, place-making and transit oriented development.
|CM 232 (or CRP 315) 1||3/4|
1 If CM 232 is taken, then at least 8 units of approved electives at the 300-400 level must be completed to meet the minimum requirement of 12 units of upper-division coursework for the minor.
|CM 4202, 4212, 4222, 4232, 4242, 4252, 4262
(you may take as many of these as you like)
Total Units Required: 24
If CM 232 is taken, then at least 8 units of approved electives at the 300-400 level must be completed to meet the minimum requirement of 12 units of upper-division coursework for the minor.
CM 102, CM 214, CM 313, CM 413, CM 420, CM 421, CM 422, CM 423, CM 424, CM 425, CM 426, and CM 450 do not count for Construction Management majors.
|3||CRP 336 and CRP 420 do not count for City and Regional Planning majors.|
If you have any questions contact: Scott Kelting