Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies
The four-year, pre-professional Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies (BSArchStds) degree program, with an optional architectural history track, is an excellent platform for future graduate studies in architecture and associated fields. The required coursework is concentrated in the first three years, leaving the fourth year to develop the student’s career interests.
Applicants for admission to this program must fulfill the Requirements for Admission to the School of Architecture.
The Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies alone does not fulfill the educational requirements for registration as an architect. Students interested in pursuing registration must complete a first-professional degree in architecture.
A total of at least 125 hours of coursework is required for the Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies.
All students must complete the University's Core Curriculum as well as the courses listed in the following table. In some cases, a course that is required for the BSArchStds may also be counted toward the core curriculum; these courses are identified below.
|ARC 310K||Design I||3|
|ARC 310L||Design II||3|
|ARC 320K||Design III||3|
|ARC 520L||Design IV||5|
|ARC 520M||Design V||5|
|ARC 311K||Visual Communication I||3|
|ARC 311L||Visual Communication II||3|
|ARC 221K||Visual Communication III||2|
|ARC 350R||Topics in Design Theory||3|
|ARC 333||Site Design||3|
|ARC 334K||Environmental Controls I||3|
|ARC 415K||Construction I||4|
|ARC 415L||Construction II||4|
|ARC 435K||Construction III||4|
|ARC 308||Architecture and Society (visual and performing arts)||3|
|ARC 318K||World Architecture: Origins to 1750||3|
|ARC 318L||World Architecture: The Industrial Revolution to the Present||3|
|ARC 368R||Topics in the History of Architecture||3|
|Core Curriculum Requirements|
|M 408C||Differential and Integral Calculus (mathematics)||4|
|PHY 302K||General Physics Technical Course: Mechanics, Heat, and Sound (physics sequence meets part I science and technology)||3|
|or PHY 303K||Engineering Physics I|
|PHY 102M||Laboratory for Physics 302K||1|
|or PHY 103M||Laboratory for Physics 303K|
|PHY 302L||General Physics Technical Course: Electricity and Magnetism, Light, Atomic and Nuclear Physics||3|
|or PHY 303L||Engineering Physics II|
|PHY 102N||Laboratory for Physics 302L||1|
|or PHY 103N||Laboratory for Physics 303L|
|Upper-division humanities elective in literature, foreign language, philosophy, or another field approved by the undergraduate dean's office||3|
|Electives (foreign language courses that are used to remove an admission deficiency may not be used to fulfill this requirement and may not be counted toward the degree)||20|
|Additional coursework to satisfy the core curriculum||27|
Twenty-six semester hours of electives are required for the completion of the Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies degree program. These electives consist of three hours of upper-division coursework in humanities, three hours in philosophy, and 20 additional open elective hours, generally completed outside the School of Architecture. Students pursuing the architectural history track must take 18 of their 20 hours of open electives in architectural history. Up to six hours of related coursework taken at the University, and approved by the program director, may be used to fulfill the elective requirement.