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

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. HS-DU):

___ Any U / DU
___ Any G / DG

Math & Analytic Reasoning:

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

Writing:

___ College Writing (ENGLWRIT 112)
___ Junior Year Writing (covered by: NATSCI 387)

Integrative Experience:

___ IE (covered by: BCT 494BI)

BCT Major Core 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
___       MATH 121 (or higher) (R2)
___       PHYSICS 131 (or higher) (PS)
___   _______________ & ___   _______________      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 304 Properties of Wood (fall)
___       BCT 311 Sustainable Indoor Environmental Systems (spring)
___       BCT 313 Light-Frame Structure Technology (fall)
___       BCT 314 Construction Estimating (spring)
___       BCT 320 Intro to CAD & BIM in Construction & Architecture
___       BCT 330 Mechanics of Building Materials for Construction (spring – 4 cr.)
___       BCT 353 Business of Building (fall)
___       NATSCI 387 Junior Year Writing


___       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 Construction Project Management
___       NRC 492A Verbal Communication
          OR ___ COMM _________ (any COMM course)
___  BCT 494BI BCT Senior Seminar (spring) (IE)

BCT Curriculum Areas:  Sustainable Built Environment    Materials, Methods, and Structures   
 Building Energy & Systems    Construction Management   
 Information Technology    Business   Science    Communications 

BCT Major Professional Elective Requirement:

(choose any 4 courses or get consent of advisor for substitutes)

___   ____________________          ___   ____________________
___   ____________________          ___   ____________________

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 590S Topics in Sust. Building Systems (1 cr.)
  •      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 (occasional – 1 cr.)
  • Independent Study: BCT 396 / 496 / 596 (1-6 cr.)
  • Practicum: BCT 398 / 498 / 498Y (1-15 cr.)

(or pick from non-BCT courses listed below)

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:

Any questions?

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