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University Credit Requirements:

___ 120 total credits ___ 45 credits in residence
___ 60 credits in college

University & General Education Requirements:

(see also Gen-Ed requirements)

Social World (4 courses):

___ AL / AT
___ AL / AT / SB / I / SI (covered by: BCT 150)
___ HS
___ SB (covered by: ECON 103 or 104)

Biological & Physical World (2 courses):

___ BS
___ PS (covered by: PHYS 131)

Diversity (2 courses – combine with above courses, e.g. HSU):

___ Any U
___ Any G

Math & Analytic Reasoning:

___ R1 (Tier 1 waiver or course)
___ R2 (MATH 121 or higher)

Writing:

___ College Writing (ENGLWRIT 112)
___ Junior Year Writing (NATSCI 387)

Integrative Experience:

BCT 494BI, BCT’s Senior Seminar (spring) fulfills the IE requirement (see below)

NOTE: Only one Gen-Ed course can be within a student’s major department (BCT 150 here)

BCT Major Science Requirements:

___  PHYSICS 131 Intro to Physics I (PS) (4 cr.)
___   _______________ & ___   _______________ Any two PS courses (3 or 4 cr.) from this list:
ASTRON 105, CHEM 101, CHEM 110, CHEM 111, GEOGRAPH 110, GEOLOGY 101, PHYSICS 100, PHYSICS 118, PHYSICS 132, PHYSICS 152, PUBHLTH 397BH

BCT Major Requirements:

(courses are 3 credits and both fall/spring unless otherwise mentioned; see here for BCT course details)

___  BCT 150 The Built Environment (I) (fall)
          OR ___  NRC 100 Society and Environment (I) (fall)
___  COMPSCI 105 Computer Literacy
___  ECON 103 Introduction to Microeconomics (SB)
          OR ___  RES-ECON 102 Introduction to Resource Economics (SB)
___  ECON 104 Introduction to Macroeconomics (SB)

___  BCT 204 Construction Materials & Methods (spring)
___  BCT 211 Energy Efficient Housing (fall)
___  ACCTG 221 Introduction to Accounting (I)
          OR ___  MARKETNG 301 Fundamentals of Marketing

___  BCT 304 Properties of Wood (fall)
___  BCT 311 Sustainable Indoor Environmental Systems (spring – 2 cr.)
___  BCT 313 Light-Frame Structure Technology (fall)
___  BCT 314 Construction Estimating (spring)
___  BCT 320 Intro to CAD in Construction & Architecture
___  BCT 353 Business of Building (fall)

___  BCT 530 + BCT 597BM Mechanics of Building Materials for Construction (spring – 3+1 cr.)
___  BCT 420 Designing with 3D CAD & BIM (spring)
          OR ___  BCT 520 Energy & Buildings (fall)
          OR ___  BCT 540 Design of Wood Structures (fall)
          OR ___  BCT 550 Project Management for Design and Construction
___  NRC 492A Verbal Communication
          OR ___ COMM _________ (any COMM course)
___  BCT 494BI BCT Senior Seminar (spring)

Professional Elective Requirement:

(choose any 4 from list below or get consent of advisor for substitutes)

___   ____________________          ___   ____________________
___   ____________________          ___   ____________________

BCT or BCT-faculty taught elective courses:

  • BCT 192A Careers in BCT (1 cr.)
  • BCT 420 / 520 / 540 / 550 if not taken as a requirement (see above)
  • BCT 397R Residential Construction Management Competition (fall – 2 cr.)
  • BCT 521 Environmental Control Systems (spring – 4 cr.)
  • BCT 525 Solar Energy Systems and Building Design (fall)
  • BCT 597B Bio-Based Building Lab (spring-alternate years)
  • BCT 597D Sustainable Building & LEED Certification (spring)
  • BCT 597F Wood Design Studio (spring – 1 cr.)
  • BCT 597R Clean Energy Corps (spring)
  • BCT 597U Fundamental Construction Scheduling (spring – 2 cr.)
  • BCT 597V Safety in Construction (spring – 1 cr.)
  • HONORS 391AH Adventures in 3D printing (spring/fall – 1 cr.)
  • Independent Study: BCT 396 / 496 / 596 (1-6 cr.)
  • Practicum: BCT 398 / 498 / 498Y (1-15 cr.)

Other UMass courses:

  • ARCH 211 The City (Spring)
  • ARCH 591D Design Engagement (Fall)
  • ARCH  591S Sustainable and High-Performance Facades (Spring)
  • ARCH 597D History & Theory of Preservation
  • ARCH 597GS Great Spaces (Spring)
  • ARCH 597N Design Investigations (Summer)
  • ARCH 597VG Voices from the Field (Fall)
  • ART-HIST 191A History of Architecture (Spring)
  • ART-HIST 342 19th Century Architecture: Reform, History and Technology (Fall)
  • ART-HIST 343 20th Century Architecture: Modernism, Capitalism and Globalism (Spring)
  • ART-HIST 344 Vernacular Architecture (Fall)
  • CE-ENGIN 211 Perspectives on the Evolution of Structures (Spring)
  • CE-ENGIN 240 Statics
  • CE-ENGIN 241 Strength of Materials
  • CE-ENGIN 290B History & Heritage of CE-ENGIN
  • CMPSCI 121 Intro. to Problem Solving with Computers
  • ECON 330 Labor in the American Economy
  • ENVDES 205 Dynamics of Human Habitation (I)
  • ENVIRDES 291A Introduction to Environmental Design (Spring)
  • ENVIRSCI 213 Introduction to Environmental Policy (Fall)
  • LANDARCH 191A Seminar – Graphics I
  • LANDARCH 294A Seminar – Construction Materials
  • LANDARCH 397E Special Topics – Site Engineering Construction
  • LANDARCH 397F Special Topics – Site Structure
  • MANAGMNT 260 Introduction to Law
  • MANAGMNT 301 Principles of Management
  • MANAGMNT 314 Human Resources Management (requires 301)
  • NRC 100 Society and Environment (I)
  • NRC 185 Sustainable Living: Solutions for the 21st Century (I)
  • NRC 585 Introduction to GIS
  • PHYSICS 190E Energy and Society (PS) (Spring)
  • PLSOILIN 115 Plants, Soils and the Environment (SI) (Spring)
  • PLSOILIN 285 Sustainable Living (Spring)
  • RESEC 162 The Consumer in Our Society (Fall)
  • RESEC 112 Computing: Foundations to Frontiers
  • RESEC 211 Introductory Statistics
  • STATISTIC 111 Elementary Statistics (R-2)
  • SUSTCOMM 125 Global Cities and Global Issues
  • SUSTCOMM 205 Dynamics of Human Habitation
  • SUSTCOMM 574 City Planning
  • SUSTCOMM 577 Urban Policies
  • SUSTCOMM 591B Sustainable Cities
  • TH 365 Technical Direction
  • Any other relevant course (with advisor approval)

You may also consider courses from the minors mentioned below (get approval from your advisor).

If you decide to add a Minor to the BCT Major:

Here are some tips and recommendations:

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