Urban Design and Architecture Studies (Minor)

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Program Description

The Urban Design and Architecture Studies (UDAS) program offers an interdisciplinary analytic approach to urban design and architecture. The program provides both a broad, humanistic perspective on the physical aspects of the city and pre-professional training for future architects, city planners, public administrators, and writers on urban problems.

An internationally renowned faculty and a diverse group of students share the Grey Art Library and Study Center, which includes lecture and seminar rooms, offices, a reference library, and ample space for the study of visual materials.

Urban Design and Architecture Studies is part of the Department of Art History, which New York Times art critic John Russell once described as the best undergraduate department of art history in the country. The department is one of the few undergraduate programs in the country with extensive offerings in conservation and museology. A myriad of museums, galleries, and local architectural sites make New York City the ideal place in which to study the visual arts on site and in the flesh. Beyond New York, art history courses are offered at NYU's study away sites, such as Berlin, Buenos Aires, Florence, London, Madrid, Paris, and Prague.

Students minoring in urban design and architecture can investigate possibilities for careers and graduate study in architecture, urban planning, and historic preservation.

Minor Declaration

To request declaration of a minor, CAS students should visit the host department. To request declaration of a cross-school minor, CAS students should complete the online Minor Application available in their Albert Student Center. Students may also use the Minor Application in Albert to request cancellation of a CAS or cross-school minor.