Degrees and Programs

Degrees Offered 

Five undergraduate degree programs are offered by the School of Architecture: Bachelor of Architecture; Bachelor of Architecture/Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering; Bachelor of Architecture/Bachelor of Arts, Plan II; Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies; and Bachelor of Science in Interior Design. Specific requirements and suggested arrangement of courses for each degree program are given under individual major degree requirements. 

Applicability of Certain Courses 

Extension Courses

A student in residence may be allowed to take coursework by extension. Credit that the student in residence earned by extension will not be counted toward the degree unless it is approved in advance by the undergraduate dean’s office. No more than 30 percent of the semester hours required for any degree may be taken by extension.

Courses Taken on the Pass/Fail Basis

An undergraduate may count toward the degree up to 15 hours of coursework in electives completed on the pass/fail basis; credit earned by examination is not counted toward the 15 hours. If a student chooses to major in a subject in which he or she has taken a course pass/fail, the major department decides whether the course may be counted toward the student’s major requirements. Complete rules on registration on the pass/fail basis are given in General Information.

Physical Activity Courses

Physical activity (PED) courses are offered by the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education. They may not be counted toward the number of hours required for a degree in the School of Architecture. However, they are counted among courses for which the student is enrolled, and the grades are included in the grade point average.

ROTC Courses

No more than six semester hours of air force science, military science, or naval science coursework may be counted toward any degree in the School of Architecture. These courses may be used only as lower-division electives (in degree programs that have such electives) and only by students who complete the third and fourth years of the ROTC program.

Admission Deficiencies

Students admitted to the University with deficiencies in high school units must remove them as specified in General Information. Course credit used to remove deficiencies may not be counted toward the student’s degree.