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.

Construction Management Minor


Applications for the Cm minor are now closed for Spring quarter.  We only accept the first 15 complete applications per quarter and applicants must have 3+ quarters left of major classes at Cal Poly. 

Applications will re-open on Monday, July 1st, 2024. The link will appear here at noon (I recommend that you refresh or try your phone). The link will ask for your e-mail. It will send the application to the e-mail you provide. The application in your email will ask for: Name, EMPLID, GPA, Major, and CP Email. Your application is not complete until you submit this form. Submission of the application does not mean that you will be accepted into the minor. If you do not meet the qualifications, or too many people submit ahead of you, your application may be declined.

Because of the way the application works, I am not able to hand it out ahead of time. This is the only way/time to apply.

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. Emma Blair, 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. 

Core Courses (all must be taken)
Courses Units
CM 102 2
CM 113 2
CM 114 2
CM 115 or CM 371** 4-6
CM 310** 4
Electives (10 units required)
Courses Units
CM 232


CM 280** 2
CM 317** 4
CM 334** 2
CM 335** 2
CM 420 1-6
CM 421 1-6
CM 422 1-6
CM 423 1-6
CM 424 1-6
CM 425 1-6
CM 426 1-6
CM 485 1-6
** Requires prerequisites see below  

Total Units Required: 24-26

* Be aware when substituting that you must have a minimum of 12 upper division units (300-400 level classes) if you take CM 371. If you take CM 115, you must have a minimum of 13 upper division units.

**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, and 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

Email: jreyno00@calpoly.edu 
Phone: 805.756.6385


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
Office: 21-103A

Hani Alzraiee- Coordinator for Civil Engineering majors
Office: 13-268
Phone: 805-756-2413


Real Property Development Minor

The below form will allow you to apply to the minor, request course substitutions, and change catalogs.

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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.

Core Courses (all must be taken) (11-12 units)
Courses Units
CRP 212 4
CM 232 (or CRP 315) 1 3/4
CM 475  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.

CAED Elective Courses (12-13 units required)
Elective Courses Units
ARCH 445 3
ARCH 472 3-4
BUS 342 4
BUS 409 4
BUS 434 4
BUS 435 4
CM 1022 2
CM 2142 5
CM 3132 5
CM 317 4
CM 318 4
CM 4132 5
CM 4202, 4212, 4222, 4232, 4242, 4252, 4262
      (you may take as many of these as you like)
CM 4502 5
CRP 3363 4
CRP 412 4
CRP 4203 4
CRP 430 3
CRP 435 4
CRP 442


CRP 446 4
CRP 448 4
CRP 452 4
CRP 458 4
CRP 470 1-4
ECON 434 4
ECON 435 4
LA 470 1-4

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

Email: skelting@calpoly.edu
Phone: 805.756.6315



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