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Academics at ESF: Undergraduate Minors
Sustainable Construction Minor

Coordinators: Dr. Paul Crovella

The sustainable construction minor is available to all ESF undergraduates (except students in construction management) and prepares students for careers related to sustainable construction. The objective of the minor is to provide a fundamental understanding of the concepts and methods used to take a design into the field and build a quality sustainable structure in the most efficient and effective manner with minimal environmental impact. Admission to the minor requires sophomore status and a cumulative grade point average of 2.70 or higher.

A cumulative grade point average of 2.000 or higher is required for the sustainable construction management courses in order to obtain the minor.

Fifteen credit hours are required to complete satisfy the minor. Choose 5 courses (15 credits) from the following:

  • CME 215 Sustainable Construction (3)
  • CME 305 Sustainable Energy Systems for Buildings (3)
  • CME 306 Engineering Materials for Sustainable Construction (3)
  • CME 304 Environmental Performance Measures for Buildings (3)
  • CME 343 Construction Estimating (3)
  • CME 405 Building Information Modeling (3)
  • CME 565 Sustainable Innovations in Residential Construction (3)
  • CME 444 Materials Marketing (3)
  • CME 453 Planning and Scheduling (3)
  • CME 454 Project Management (3)
  • EST 426 Community Planning and Sustainability (3)
  • EST 427 Environmental & Energy Auditing (3)
  • EST 460 Land Use Law (3)
  • EST 550 Environmental Impact Analysis (3)
  • RMS 387 Renewable Materials for Sustainable Construction (3)
  • RMS 422 Composite Materials for Sustainable Construction (3)