(College of Engineering)
Amit M. Kanvinde, Ph.D., Chairperson of the Department; 530-754-9471
Department Office. 2001 Ghausi Hall; 530-752-0586; http://cee.engr.ucdavis.edu
The built environmental plays an integral role in meeting society’s most basic needs of shelter, security, mobility, community, and water and waste treatment, but it also contributes significantly to the sustainability challenges of climate change, pollution, resource consumption, and land use. As society and government policy increase pressure to reduce the environmental impacts of our everyday activities, individuals must increasingly understand how the built environment they design and maintain fits into the complex environmental and human system in which we live.
This minor provides a guiding framework for educating individuals who will design and maintain our future built environment in the challenges and potential solutions for improved sustainability.
The minor is designed to attract students from a range of departments and programs across campus, including, but not limited to, Environmental Science and Policy, Urban Planning, Plant Sciences, Landscape Architecture, Design, Engineering, Community and Regional Development, Anthropology, Agriculture and Resource Economics, Atmospheric Science, Environmental Remote Sensing, Environmental Toxicology, Applied Biological Systems Technology, Geology, Hydrology, and Nature and Culture. Students enrolled in the minor will acquire fundamental skills and knowledge of the elements and integrated processes necessary for a sustainable built environment.
Successful completion of the minor requires both a minimum overall UC GPA of 2.000 and a minimum 2.000 GPA for the coursework completed for the minor, with no grade lower than a C- for any course used for the minor. All courses must be taken for a letter grade.
The online Minor Declaration form is available via the Online Advising Student Information System (OASIS) at https://students.ucdavis.edu/.
Transcript notation must be requested no later than the quarter preceding
Minor advisors. H.N. Bischel, C.E. Bronner, A.L. Forrest, F.J. Loge, A. Kendall, S.A. Miller