Bachelor of Architecture/Bachelor of Arts, Plan II Dual Degree Program

The Bachelor of Architecture/Bachelor of Arts, Plan II, dual degree program is sponsored jointly by the School of Architecture and the College of Liberal Arts. The five-year program, which includes summer sessions, offers the academic and professional advantage of a strong liberal arts background.

Students interested in this program should consult the Plan II Program description given in the College of Liberal Arts.

The following outline of courses is a suggested method for simultaneously completing the requirements for both degree programs. Students should consult their advisors, the lists below, and the Bachelor of Arts, Plan II degree program given in the College of Liberal Arts to ensure that their coursework plans will fulfill all requirements of both degrees.


A total of at least 186 hours of coursework is required for this dual degree program.

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 dual degree program may also be counted toward the core curriculum; these courses are identified below.

ARC 310KDesign I3
ARC 310LDesign II3
ARC 323DDesign III Intermediate Studio3
ARC 523EDesign IV Intermediate Studio5
ARC 523FDesign V Intermediate Studio5
ARC 561CComprehensive Studio5
ARC 561RAdvanced Design (taken four times)15
Visual communication
ARC 311KVisual Communication I3
ARC 311LVisual Communication II3
ARC 221KVisual Communication III2
ARC 361TTechnical Communication3
Professional practice
ARC 362Professional Practice3
Site design
ARC 333Site Design3
Environmental controls
ARC 334KEnvironmental Controls I3
ARC 334LEnvironmental Controls II3
ARC 415KConstruction I4
ARC 415LConstruction II4
ARC 435RStructures I4
ARC 435SStructures II4
ARC 335TArchitectural Details and Materials3
ARC 308Architecture and Society (meets the visual and performing arts requirement of the core curriculum)3
ARC 318KWorld Architecture: Origins to 17503
ARC 318LWorld Architecture: The Industrial Revolution to the Present3
ARC 342RTopics in the History of Architecture (taken 3 times. All ARC 342 courses in the series ARC 342C-W may count)9
ARC 369JCity Architecture3
Other Degree Requirements
E 303CPlan II World Literature Part I (meets the English composition requirement of the core curriculum)3
or T C 303C Plan II World Literature Part I
E 303DPlan II World Literature Part II (meets the humanities requirements of the core curriculum)3
or T C 303D Plan II World Literature Part II
Foreign language as specified for Plan II16-18
M 408CDifferential and Integral Calculus (meets the mathematics requirement of the core curriculum)4
PHL 610QProblems of Knowledge and Valuation6
PHY 302KGeneral Physics Technical Course: Mechanics, Heat, and Sound (physics sequence meets part I of the science and technology requirement of the core curriculum)3
or PHY 303K Engineering Physics I
PHY 105MLaboratory For Physics 302K, 303K, and 317K1
PHY 302LGeneral Physics Technical Course: Electricity and Magnetism, Light, Atomic and Nuclear Physics3
or PHY 303L Engineering Physics II
PHY 105NLaboratory For Physics 302L, 303L, and 317L1
S S 302CHonors Social Science: Methods and Theory (meets the social and behavioral sciences requirement of the core curriculum)3
or S S 302D Honors Social Science: Psychology
or S S 302E Honors Social Science: Anthropology
or S S 302F Honors Social Science: Economics
T C 302First-Year Signature Course: Plan II (meets the first-year signature course requirement of the core curriculum)3
T C 358Plan II Junior Seminar (taken two times)6
T C 660HThesis Course: Honors6
BIO 301EProblems in Modern Biology (counts toward part II of the science and technology requirement of the core curriculum)3
Natural science elective3
Additional coursework to satisfy the core curriculum12
Total Hours181-183