Architectural Studies B.S.
Eight-Semester Degree Program

Students wishing to follow the eight-semester degree plan should see the Eight-Semester Degree Policy for university requirements of the program. During the first year, students who have been admitted to the fall-spring design studio and students who have been to the summer-summer design studio follow different schedules, both of which are listed below, with the fall-spring studio first and then the summer-summer studio. The second, third and fourth years are identical for both scenarios.

Fall-Spring Design Studio

First YearUnits
FallSpring
ARCH 1015 Fundamental Design Skills (Su, Fa)5  
ARCH 1212 Design Thinking I: Foundations in Technology (Su, Fa)2  
ENGL 1013 Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013) (Sp, Su, Fa)3  
PHYS 1044 Physics for Architects I (Fa)4  
UNIV 1001 University Perspectives (Sp, Su, Fa)0  
Students are reviewed at the end of the fall semester and may continue the program if they meet the following criteria: "C" or better in ARCH 1015, Architectural Design I; "C" or better in PHYS 1044, Physics for Architects I or an approved equivalent; "C" or better in ARCH 1212, Design Thinking I: Foundations in Technology; Maintain a 2.0 GPA. Students who do not meet these criteria will receive a letter and be advised accordingly.
ARCH 1025 Fundamental Design Methodology (Sp, Su)  5
ARCH 1222 Design Thinking II: Foundations in History (Sp, Su)  2
ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023) (Sp, Su, Fa)  3
Select one of the following:  3
MATH 1213 Plane Trigonometry (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 1203) (Sp, Su, Fa)
MATH 2033 Mathematical Thought (Sp, Su, Fa)
MATH 2043 Survey of Calculus (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2203) (Sp, Su, Fa)
MATH 2053 Finite Mathematics (Sp, Su, Fa)
PHYS 1054 Physics for Architects II (Sp)  4
Year Total: 14 17
 
Second YearUnits
FallSpring
Prior to Second Year
Prior to Second Year PHYS 1044, PHYS 1054 (or an approved alternate laboratory science in the University Core) and MATH 1213, MATH 2033, MATH 2043 or MATH 2053 must be completed before students can begin second-year courses in Architecture. Transfers students and change-of-majors seeking exceptions to the eight-semester degree plan will be reviewed on an individual basis.
ARCH 2132 Environmental Technology I (Fa)2  
ARCH 1013 Diversity and Design (Su)3  
Social Science Core3  
ARCH 2233 History of Architecture I (Fa)3  
Select one of the following:3  
HIST 2003 History of the American People to 1877 (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 2113) (Sp, Su, Fa)
PLSC 2003 American National Government (ACTS Equivalency = PLSC 2003) (Sp, Su, Fa)
HIST 2013 History of the American People, 1877 to Present (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 2123) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Interdisciplinary Core Requirement3  
ARCH 2243 History of Architecture II (Sp)  3
Social Science Core  3
Interdisciplinary Core Requirement  3
Free Elective  3
Fine Arts or Humanities Core  3
Year Total: 17 15
 
Third YearUnits
FallSpring
ARCH 4433 History of Architecture III (Fa)3  
Social Science Core3  
Interdisciplinary Core Requirement3  
Concentration or Minor Elective3  
Upper-level Arts and Sciences 3000-plus Course Requirement3  
Fine Arts or Humanities Core  3
ARCH 4523 Architectural Theory (Sp)  3
Concentration or Minor Elective  3
Upper-level Arts and Sciences 3000-plus Course Requirement  3
Year Total: 15 12
 
Fourth YearUnits
FallSpring
Free Electives6  
Concentration or Minor Electives9  
Free Elective  3
Upper-level Arts and Sciences Elective  3
Concentration or Minor Electives  9
Year Total: 15 15
 
Total Units in Sequence:  120

Summer-Summer Design Studio

First YearUnits
FallSpringSummer
Select one of the following:3    
MATH 1213 Plane Trigonometry (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 1203) (Sp, Su, Fa)
MATH 2033 Mathematical Thought (Sp, Su, Fa)
MATH 2043 Survey of Calculus (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2203) (Sp, Su, Fa)
MATH 2053 Finite Mathematics (Sp, Su, Fa)
ENGL 1013 Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013) (Sp, Su, Fa)3    
Select one of the following:3    
HIST 2003 History of the American People to 1877 (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 2113) (Sp, Su, Fa)
HIST 2013 History of the American People, 1877 to Present (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 2123) (Sp, Su, Fa)
PLSC 2003 American National Government (ACTS Equivalency = PLSC 2003) (Sp, Su, Fa)
PHYS 1044 Physics for Architects I (Fa)4    
Fine Arts or Humanities Core Requirement3    
UNIV 1001 University Perspectives (Sp, Su, Fa)0    
These students may continue into ARCH 1015 Architectural Design I in the summer if they meet the following criteria: "C" or better in PHYS 1044 Physics for Architects I or an approved equivalent; Maintain a 2.0 GPA. Students who do not meet these criteria will be delayed until they satisfy the admissions criteria for the Department of Architecture. Students will be reviewed at the end of the first summer session and will not be allowed to continue in the program if they do not meet the following criteria: "C" or better in ARCH 1015 Architectural Design I; "C" or better in ARCH 1212 Design Thinking I: Foundations in Technology; Maintain a 2.0 GPA.
ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023) (Sp, Su, Fa)  3  
Social Science Core  3  
PHYS 1054 Physics for Architects II (Sp) (strongly recommended)  4  
Fine Arts or Humanities Core (whichever is still needed)  3  
ARCH 1015 Fundamental Design Skills (Su, Fa)    5
ARCH 1212 Design Thinking I: Foundations in Technology (Su, Fa)    2
ARCH 1025 Fundamental Design Methodology (Sp, Su)    5
ARCH 1222 Design Thinking II: Foundations in History (Sp, Su)    2
Year Total: 16 13 14
 
Second YearUnits
FallSpringSummer
Prior to Second Year
PHYS 1044, PHYS 1054 (or an approved alternate laboratory science in the University Core) and MATH 1213, MATH 2033, MATH 2043 or MATH 2053 must be completed before students can begin second-year courses in Architecture. Transfers students and change-of-majors seeking exceptions to the eight-semester degree plan will be reviewed on an individual basis.
ARCH 2132 Environmental Technology I (Fa)2    
ARCH 1013 Diversity and Design (Su)3    
Social Science Core3    
ARCH 2233 History of Architecture I (Fa)3    
Select one of the following (if still needed):0-3    
HIST 2003 History of the American People to 1877 (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 2113) (Sp, Su, Fa)
PLSC 2003 American National Government (ACTS Equivalency = PLSC 2003) (Sp, Su, Fa)
HIST 2013 History of the American People, 1877 to Present (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 2123) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Interdisciplinary Core Requirement3    
ARCH 2243 History of Architecture II (Sp)  3  
Social Science Core  3  
Interdisciplinary Core Requirement  3  
Free Elective  3  
Fine Arts or Humanities Core (if still needed)  3  
Year Total: 14 12  
 
Third YearUnits
FallSpringSummer
ARCH 4433 History of Architecture III (Fa)3    
Social Science Core (if still needed)0-3    
Interdisciplinary Core Requirement3    
Concentration or Minor Elective3    
Upper-level Arts and Sciences 3000-plus Course Requirement3    
Fine Arts or Humanities Core  3  
ARCH 4523 Architectural Theory (Sp)  3  
Concentration or Minor Elective  3  
Upper-level Arts and Sciences 3000-plus Course Requirement  3  
Year Total: 12 12  
 
Fourth YearUnits
FallSpringSummer
Free Electives6    
Concentration or Minor Electives9    
Free Elective (if still needed)  0-3  
Upper-level Arts and Sciences Elective  3  
Concentration or Minor Electives  9  
Year Total: 15 12  
 
Total Units in Sequence:   120
Note 1

These students may continue into ARCH 1015 Architectural Design I in the summer if they meet the following criteria: "C" or better in PHYS 1044 Physics for Architects I or an approved equivalent; Maintain a 2.0 GPA. Students who do not meet these criteria will be delayed until they satisfy the admissions criteria for the Department of Architecture. Students will be reviewed at the end of the first summer session and will not be allowed to continue in the program if they do not meet the following criteria: "C" or better in ARCH 1015 Architectural Design I; "C" or better in ARCH 1212 Design Thinking I: Foundations in Technology; Maintain a 2.0 GPA.