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

Download CM Minor Application (pdf)

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.

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
CM 480** 2
Electives (8 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 310- Required: CM 113 or equivalent

CM 334- Required: CM 115 or CM 371; Recommended: BUS 207

CM 335- Required: CM 115 or CM 371 & BUS 212 or BUS 214

CM 480- Required CM 115 or CM 371 CM 310

For questions contact Jenay Reynolds-Sibbach, CM Minor Coordinator

Email: jreyno00@calpoly.edu 
Phone: 805.756.6385

Real Property Development Minor

Download RPD Minor Application (pdf)

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) (12 units)
Courses Units
CM 232 (or CRP 315) * 3/4
CM 475  4
CRP 212 4

* if a 3 unit course is taken instead of a 4 unit course, additional support units are required to reach 24 units

CAED Planning/Design Courses (Choose one)
Courses Units
ARCH 445 3
ARCH 472 3-4
CRP 412 4
CRP 430 3
Advisor approved upper-division planning of design course 3/4             3/4
Take two or more courses from the two lists of courses below:

Restricted CAED Elective Courses
Courses Units
BUS 434 4
CM 214 5
CM 313 5
CM 413 5
CM 480 2
CRP 336 4
CRP 420  4
CRP 442 3
CRP 446 4
CRP 458 4
CRP 470  1-4
ECON 434               4
ECON 435 4
LA 470 1-4

Total Units Required: 24-25

If you have any questions contact: Scott Kelting
Email: skelting@calpoly.edu
Phone: 805.756.6315

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