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Rensselaer Catalog 2017-2018

Building Sciences B.S.


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The four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Building Sciences prepares students for the broad range of roles and opportunities presented by the building industry. The building sciences focus on the design and construction of building systems such as structures, enclosures, environmental systems, lighting, and acoustics as well as their management, performance, and building diagnostics. The degree consists of 130 credits.

Students in the Building Sciences program declare a concentration, prepare and submit a plan of study at the end of the second semester. The plan of study must be approved and filed with the Building Sciences program director. The program director must also review the plan of study annually.

Concentrations

The Building Science program concentration requires four 4-credit-hour courses (or equivalent) that are approved by the director of the Building Sciences program. The purpose of the concentration is to develop specialized knowledge in an area of relevance to the construction of the built environment. Concentrations will be determined and approved by the Director.

The degree requires 130 credit hours. 

First Year


Second Year


Fall


  • Concentration 1 Credit Hours: 4

Spring


  • Concentration 2 Credit Hours: 4
  • Science Elective Credit Hours: 4

Third Year


Summer Arch*


* For students who have applied for and been granted an exception, the Summer Arch courses would be taken during the fall semester. For listing of the exception process go to: http://info.rpi.edu/arch/students/#ExceptionProcess.

  • HASS Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • HASS Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • HASS Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • HASS Elective Credit Hours: 4

Fall OR Spring


  • Concentration 3 Credit Hours: 4
  • HASS Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Professional Elective Credit Hours: 2
    (See footnote 3 below)
  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 4

Fourth Year


Fall


  • Concentration 4 Credit Hours: 4
  • Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • HASS Elective Credit Hours: 4

Spring


  • Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Science Elective Credit Hours: 4

Footnotes


  1. ARCH 2330 Structures 1 is required for Fall Third or Fall Fourth year on campus.
  2. ARCH 4510 Construction Industry Seninar 1 required for Fall Third or Fourth year on campus.
  3. This will be for spring on campus semester only.

 

 

 

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