Architecture, 3½ + 1½ Program, Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies/Master of Architecture

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Minimum Total Credit Hours: 168

Minimum Upper-Division Hours: 48


Overall GPA - Combined and OU: 2.50

All Required Professional Courses GPA: 2.50

Program Code: A043/F046

Courses designated as Core I, II, III, IV, or Capstone are part of the General Education curriculum. Students must complete a minimum of 40 hours of General Education courses, chosen from the approved list, including at least one upper-division Gen. Ed. course outside of the student’s major. Courses graded S/U or P/NP will not apply.

A minimum grade of C is required in all major coursework.

All first year courses are to be completed before advancing to the second year unless otherwise approved by the Architecture Division Director.

Admission to the BARCH or the accelerated MARCH degree program is determined through an application and portfolio review during the spring semester of the third year.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
First SemesterCredit Hours
ARCH 1163 Methods I - Materiality of Place 3
ARCH 1155 Design I- Design Fundamentals 5
ENGL 1113 Principles of English Composition (Core I) 3
MATH 1523 Precalculus and Trigonometry (Core I) 3
 Credit Hours14
Second Semester
ARCH 1263 Methods II - Pattern of Architecture 3
ARCH 1255 Design II - Craft and Making 5
ENGL 1213
Principles of English Composition (Core I)
or Expository Writing
3
PHYS 1114 General Physics for Non-Science Majors (Core II) 4
 Credit Hours15
Summer
P SC 1113 American Federal Government (Core III) 3
HIST 1483
United States, 1492 to 1865 (Core IV)
or United States, 1865 to the Present
3
 Credit Hours6
Sophomore
First Semester
ARCH 2243 History of the Built Environment I (Core IV) 3
ARCH 2363 Materials and Form 3
ARCH 2356 Design III - Crafting Place 6
Natural Science, with lab-(Core II) from approved Gen. Ed. list 4
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
ARCH 2343 History of the Built Environment II (Core IV) 3
ARCH 2463 Methods IV- Sustainable and Resilient Systems I 3
ARCH 2456 Design IV - Materials and Making 6
ARCH 4193 Architectural Structures I 3
 Credit Hours15
Summer
Open Elective (upper division) 1 3
Social Science - Advised Elective (Core III) 3
 Credit Hours6
Junior
First Semester
ARCH 4233 Architectural Structures II 3
ARCH 4453 Modern and Contemporary Architecture 3
ARCH 4563 Methods V- Sustainable and Resilient Systems II 3
ARCH 3556 Design V - Architectural Making I 6
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
ARCH 4000 may be taken any semester 0
ARCH 4663 Methods VI- Urban Design Methodologies 3
ARCH 3656 Design VI - Architectural Making II 6
Open Elective (upper division) 1 3
Open Elective (upper division) 1 3
 Credit Hours15
Senior
First Semester
ARCH 4723
Methods VII - Advanced Systems
or Methods VII-Advanced Systems
3
ARCH 4756
Design VII - Systems and Context (Capstone)
or Graduate Architectural Design III
6
ARCH 5333 Advanced Structures 3
Non-Western Culture - (Core IV), upper-division 3
Understanding Artistic Forms — (Core IV) 2 3
 Credit Hours18
Second Semester
ARCH 5863 Methods VIII-Building Performance Analytics 3
ARCH 5546 Graduate Architectural Design IV 6
ARCH 5543 Architectural Theory and Criticism 3
ARCH 6590 Professional Project Research 3
Research Elective 3 3
 Credit Hours18
Fifth Year
First Semester
ARCH 5923 Methods IX - Entrepreneurial Architect and Leadership 3
ARCH 6956 Design IX- Comprehensive Architecture I 6
Research Elective 3 3
Research Elective 3 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
ARCH 5053 Methods X - Tools of Practice 3
ARCH 6056 Design X- Comprehensive Architecture II 6
Research Elective 3 3
Research Elective 3 3
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours168