Minors afford students the opportunity to pursue a limited but structured concentration in a coherent field of study outside their major. The minor may be a truncated version of a major or a distinctive intellectual subset of a discipline. Minors are not offered in every field of study, so students should consult with their undergraduate advisor to develop a plan for completing a minor.

The list of undergraduate minors offered at the University of Maryland is extensive, but here are a few of the minors that have been popular with architecture students in the past:


NEW! Creative Placemaking Minor
This minor educates students to leverage the power of the arts, culture and creativity for the improvement of communities by engaging with the activities of local stakeholders and arts practitioners. The minor is a collaboration between MAPP and the College of Arts and Humanities (ARHU).

Real Estate Development Minor
The real estate development minor provides students a comprehensive overview of sustainable real estate development, including finance, urban planning, and design and the roles of government and the private sector. The real estate minor provides a head start for students interested in pursuing a Master of Real Estate Development.

History and Theory of Architecture
A minor in history and theory of architecture will provide students who have an interest in architectural history the opportunity to develop an understanding and appreciation of architecture as a basic component of human society. Students will gain an insight of diverse architectural cultures as well as apply diverse research methods in order to understand architectural phenomena in a broad context. The History and Theory of Architecture minor is ideal for students in Architecture and Art History. Students in other majors will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Construction Project Management (CPM)
A minor in construction project management offers a working knowledge of construction management concepts, tools, and techniques for effective project management and team collaboration. The minor is administered by the A. James Clark School of Engineering, exclusively for students of MAPP or the Clark School.


Offered by the School of Public Policy:

Sustainability Minor 
A minor in sustainability studies helps students prepare for the needs of an ever-changing environmental, economic, and social landscape through issues related to business, government agencies, and non-governmental organizations around the world.