The pre-professional Bachelor of Architecture Degree traditionally takes place over the course of four years. Below is an overview of major goals and milestones by year.
Year 1: Students spend their first year developing an understanding of how designers make decisions and how architecture and landscape architecture determine the built environment via lectures, assigned readings and design-related projects. At the end of year one, students are selected, based on their GPA and performance in first-year environmental design courses, for admittance to year two of the program.
Year 2: Year two marks the beginning of intense architectural design studio work that lays the foundation for successfully completing a B.Arch. All classroom learning gets directly applied in the studio through individual and group projects. Students must buy a laptop by spring semester of their second year.
Year 3: The third year curriculum focuses on technical aspects of architecture and students are expected to apply these concepts in their studio projects. Students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 after completion of the third-year may apply to the graduate school for pursuing a Master’s of Architecture degree.
Year 4: Students develop their Bachelor degree's capstone project and may begin graduate-level coursework during the fourth year. Architectural knowledge, ability, and self-reliance reach their peak as students approach graduation.
|ENVD 101||Intro to Environment Design||3||ENVD 104||Env. Design Fundamentals||1|
|ENVD 102||Drawing Basics for Env. Designers||1||ENVD 172||Env. Design Fund. Studio||3|
|ENVD 130||Drawing Skills for Env. Designers||3||ENGL 120||College Composition II*||3|
|ARCH 321||History/Theory of Architecture I||3||COMM 110||Public Speaking*||3|
|ENGL 110||College Composition *||3||ARCH 322||History/Theory of Architecture II||3|
|PHYS 120||Intro to Physics *||3||QR||Quantitative Reasoning*||3|
|Wellness||Wellness General Ed*||2|
|ARCH 271||Architectural Design I||6||ARCH 272||Architectural Design II||6|
|ARCH 231||Architectural Drawing||3||ARCH 232||Design Technology||3|
|ARCH 233||Math for Designers||1||ARCH 344||Structures 1||3|
|Science/Tech.||Science/Tech Gen. Ed.*||3||PSYCH 111||Introduction to Psychology* .||3|
|ARCH 323||History/Theory of Arch. III .||3||PHIL||Philosophy elective*||3|
|ARCH 371||Architectural Design III||6||ARCH 372||Architectural Design IV||6|
|ARCH 341||Site Design for Architects||3||ARCH 450||Architectural Detailing||3|
|ARCH 351||Materials and Construction||4||ARCH 454||ECS II (Active Systems)||3|
|ARCH 453||ECS I (Passive Principles)||3||ARCH 461||Urban Design||3|
|Science/Tech.||Science Laboratory*||1||ENGL 326||Writing for Design Professions*||3|
|or ENGL 357||Visual Language and Culture|
|ARCH 471||Architectural Design V||6||ARCH 472||Architectural Design VI||6|
|ARCH 443||Advanced Structures||3||or ARCH 474||AInternational Design Studio|
|ANTH 111||Introduction to Anthropology||3||SOC 110||Introduction to Sociology*||3|
|Science/Tech.||Science/Tech Gen. Ed.*||3||Elective*||3|