Architecture, Four+ Year Program, B. Arch.

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Minimum Total Credit Hours: 150

Major Hours: 109

Minimum Upper-Division Hours: 48


Overall GPA - Combined and OU: 2.50

All Required Professional Courses GPA: 2.50

Program Code: B044

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 I (Core IV-WC)3
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 4333Advanced Structures3
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
ARCH 4723Methods VII - Advanced Systems3
ARCH 4756Design VII - Systems and Context6
ARCH 4160Internship0
ARCH 4923Methods IX- Entrepreneurial Architect and Leadership3
ARCH 4956Design IX- Options Studio I6
ARCH 4053Methods X- Tool of Practice3
ARCH 4056Design X- Options Studio II6
Professional Elective
Choose 9 hours of upper-division courses in architecture or a related discipline9
Total Credit Hours109

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 150 including 48 upper-division hours (may not include architecture courses).

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. 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.

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
Social Science - Advised Elective (Core III) 3
P SC 1113 American Federal Government (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 4543 Architectural Theory and Criticism 3
ARCH 4663 Methods VI- Urban Design Methodologies 3
ARCH 3656 Design VI - Architectural Making II 6
Open Elective (upper division) 3
 Credit Hours15
Senior
First Semester
ARCH 4333 Advanced Structures 3
ARCH 4723 Methods VII - Advanced Systems 3
ARCH 4756 Design VII - Systems and Context (Capstone) 6
World Culture (Core IV), upper-division 3
Artistic Forms (Core IV) 2 3
 Credit Hours18
Second Semester
ARCH 4160 Internship (shall comply to the program internship guidelines) 0
 Credit Hours0
Fifth Year
First Semester
ARCH 4923 Methods IX- Entrepreneurial Architect and Leadership 3
ARCH 4956 Design IX- Options Studio I 6
Professional Elective 3 3
Open Elective (upper division) 1 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
ARCH 4053 Methods X- Tool of Practice 3
ARCH 4056 Design X- Options Studio II 6
Professional Elective 3 3
Professional Elective 3 3
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours150