Architecture, 3½ + 1½ Program, B. Arch.St./M. Arch.

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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: 2.5

Program Code: A043/F046

This program has changes pending State Regents approval for 2022-23. These pending changes are not reflected here.

Major Requirements

  • A minimum grade of C is required in all major coursework.
  • Completion of a university-approved minor or Division approved concentration is also required. 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 requires an application and portfolio review during the spring semester of the third year.
Required Courses
ARCH 1155Design I- Design Fundamentals5
ARCH 1163Methods I - Materiality of Place3
ARCH 1255Design II - Craft and Making5
ARCH 1263Methods II - Pattern of Architecture3
ARCH 2243History of the Built Environment I3
ARCH 2343History of the Built Environment II (Core IV-WC)3
ARCH 2356Design III - Crafting Place6
ARCH 2363Materials and Form3
ARCH 2456Design IV - Materials and Making6
ARCH 2463Methods IV- Sustainable and Resilient Systems I3
ARCH 4000Foreign Study0
ARCH 4193Architectural Structures I3
ARCH 4233Architectural Structures II3
ARCH 4453Modern and Contemporary Architecture3
ARCH 3556Design V - Architectural Making I6
ARCH 3656Design VI - Architectural Making II6
ARCH 4563Methods V- Sustainable and Resilient Systems II3
ARCH 4543Architectural Theory and Criticism3
ARCH 4663Methods VI- Urban Design Methodologies3
Total Credit Hours70

Graduate Requirements

Required Courses
ARCH 5723Methods VII-Advanced Systems 1, 23
ARCH 5536Graduate Architectural Design III 1, 26
ARCH 5333Advanced Structures3
ARCH 5863Methods VIII-Building Performance Analytics3
ARCH 5546Graduate Architectural Design IV6
ARCH 5543Architectural Theory and Criticism 23
ARCH 6590Professional Project Research3
ARCH 5923Methods IX - Entrepreneurial Architect and Leadership3
ARCH 6956Design IX- Comprehensive Architecture I6
ARCH 5053Methods X - Tools of Practice3
ARCH 6056Design X- Comprehensive Architecture II6
Research Elective
Choose 15 hours of graduate courses in architecture or related discipline 215
Total Credit Hours60

General Education and College Requirements

Courses designated as Core I, II, III, IV, or V 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.

UNIVERSITY-WIDE GENERAL EDUCATION (MINIMUM 40 HOURS) AND COLLEGE REQUIREMENTS
Core Area I: Symbolic and Oral Communication
English Composition
ENGL 1113Principles of English Composition3
ENGL 1213Principles of English Composition3
or EXPO 1213 Expository Writing
Language (0-10 hours in the same language)
This requirement can be met by two years of the same language in high school:0-10
Beginning Course (0-5 hours)
Beginning Course, continued (0-5 hours)
Mathematics
MATH 1523Precalculus and Trigonometry3
Core Area II: Natural Science (including one laboratory)
Natural Science
PHYS 1114General Physics for Non-Science Majors4
Natural Science with lab
Choose one course from a different topic than natural science 4
Core Area III: Social Science
P SC 1113American Federal Government3
Choose one course3
Core Area IV: Arts & Humanities
Artistic Forms
Choose one course3
Western Culture
HIST 1483United States to 18653
or HIST 1493 United States, 1865 to the Present
Choose one course 13
World Culture
Choose one general education course at the upper division (3000-4000) level and outside of the major3
Core Area V: First-Year Experience
Choose one course3
Total Credit Hours38-48

Free Electives

Electives to bring total applicable hours to the minimum total required for the degree including 48 upper-division hours.

Semester Plan of Study

Courses designated as Core I, II, III, IV, or V 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
First-Year Experience (Core V) 3
PHYS 1114 General Physics for Non-Science Majors (Core II) 4
 Credit Hours15
Summer
HIST 1483
United States to 1865 (Core IV)
or United States, 1865 to the Present
3
ENGL 1213
Principles of English Composition (Core I)
or Expository Writing
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
P SC 1113 American Federal Government (Core III) 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 Foreign Study (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 5723 Methods VII-Advanced Systems 4,6 3
ARCH 5536 Graduate Architectural Design III 5,6 6
ARCH 5333 Advanced Structures 3
World Culture - (Core IV), upper-division 3
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 6 3
ARCH 6590 Professional Project Research 3
Research Elective 3, 6 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