Building Science and Technology Emphasis

Architect at work

Addressing the intersection of human needs, our homes, and the environment

Today's homes can be built to use half the energy and be healthier for the people who live in them. The building materials used can perform better and last longer with less environmental impact.

You will be at the forefront of the transition to highly efficient, highly durable, and more environmentally-compatible structures.


Curriculum

Minors and certificate


Research opportunities with our faculty

We have an active research faculty, and some may have opportunities for you to work on a project.

As a student with an emphasis in building science and technology, you may want to consider the following research areas within our department:

Explore more undergraduate research opportunities


Admission and degree

You can apply for admission to the University of Minnesota College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences.

You will graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Systems Management with an emphasis in building science and technology, which will appear on your official transcript.


Careers

Building scientists find new ways and new materials to make buildings better. Our graduates work with builders in the field, in research institutions, with product manufacturers, or as consultants.

Learn more about careers in building science and technology and see a sample list of employers.


Contact us

If you have questions, would like to meet faculty, or tour our labs, please e-mail bbe@umn.edu or contact our SSM major coordinators:

Jason Hill
612-624-2692
hill0408@umn.edu
View Hill's bio

Omar Espinoza
612-624-0770
oaespino@umn.edu
View Espinoza's bio