2. School of Architecture
Students are required to furnish their own drawing equipment and supplies. Instructors will provide information about necessary supplies at the beginning of each semester. The School of Architecture provides studio space for design and drawing courses, and certain technical and audiovisual equipment is available for loan to students for classroom use. Valid student identification is required. Students are liable for damage or loss of equipment on loan to them and for delay in its return.
All student work is the property of the School of Architecture. Work not retained is usually returned to the student after it has been reviewed.
To progress in the Bachelor of Architecture or the Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies degree program and to qualify for graduation, a student must earn a grade of C or better in all of the following courses that are required for the degree: (1) all design courses: Architecture 310K, 310L, 320K, 520L, 530T, 560R (three sections), 560T; (2) design theory courses: Architecture 231T, 350R; (3) all construction courses: Architecture 415K, 415L, 435K, 435L, 335M; (4) all visual communication courses: Architecture 311K, 311L, 221K, 361T; (5) environmental controls courses: Architecture 334K, 334L; and (6) the professional practice course, Architecture 362.
To progress in the Bachelor of Science in Interior Design degree program and to qualify for graduation, a student must earn a grade of C or better in all architectural interior design and architecture courses.
In addition, the student must have a University grade point average of at least 2.50 to enroll in any design course.
Before registering, students should consult the office of the associate dean for undergraduate programs about their plans for employment in addition to their scholastic work. Students should keep the associate dean informed of subsequent changes in the number of hours required by their employment. If a student is employed by the University, the number of hours of work required by the student's employment must comply with the quantity of work rule given in General Information.
All students must fulfill the general requirements for graduation given in chapter 1. Students in the School of Architecture must also fulfill the following requirements.
The office of the associate dean for undergraduate programs prepares a degree audit for each currently enrolled student each semester. The degree audit lists the courses the student has taken, the degree requirements he or she has fulfilled, and the requirements that remain to be met. The student may also use the University's interactive degree audit system, IDA, at any time. IDA is available through http://www.utexas.edu/student/registrar/. It is the student's responsibility to know the requirements for the degree as stated in a catalog under which he or she is entitled to graduate and to register so as to fulfill those requirements.
Five undergraduate degree programs are offered by the School of Architecture. Each degree program satisfies the University's basic education requirements.
Bachelor of Architecture. The Bachelor of Architecture, the culmination of a five-year program of study, is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board as a first professional degree.
Bachelor of Architecture/Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering. This dual degree option, a six-year program of study, leads to the degrees of Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering, accredited as first professional degrees in architecture and in engineering. Students in this program must fulfill admission and degree requirements of the School of Architecture and the College of Engineering and must follow the procedures of both divisions.
Bachelor of Architecture/Bachelor of Arts, Plan II. This dual degree option provides the opportunity for honors students to pursue a professional degree in architecture and the Bachelor of Arts, Plan II, simultaneously. Students in this program must fulfill admission and degree requirements of the School of Architecture and of the College of Liberal Arts and must follow the procedures of both divisions.
Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies. The Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies is the culmination of a four-year preprofessional program of study. This degree program prepares students for several opportunities, including pursuit of a professional Master of Architecture degree.
Bachelor of Science in Interior Design. The Bachelor of Science in Interior Design program is grounded in study of the history of art, architecture, and interiors. It is designed to give students a sound theoretical base that allows them to integrate creative problem-solving skills with an understanding of the aesthetic, technological, and behavioral aspects of design.
The student should complete the School of Architecture courses required for the degree in the order set forth in the plan for that degree, whether beginning work in the summer or in the fall. In arranging a program of work for any semester or summer session, the student should include any architecture or architectural interior design coursework recommended for the preceding semester or summer session that he or she did not complete.
It is entirely the student's responsibility to register for courses that will fulfill degree requirements, including the basic education requirements. Students are advised to seek assistance in curriculum planning from the office of the associate dean for undergraduate programs.
In very special circumstances, a student in residence may be allowed to take coursework by extension or correspondence. Credit that the student in residence earns by extension or correspondence will not be counted toward the degree unless it was approved in advance by the associate dean for undergraduate programs. No more than 30 percent of the semester hours required for any degree may be taken by correspondence.
An undergraduate may count toward the degree up to five one-semester courses in elective subjects outside the major taken on the pass/fail basis. An undergraduate may also take examinations for credit on the pass/fail basis; credit earned by examination is not counted toward the total of five courses that the student may take on this basis. If a student chooses to major in a subject in which he or she has taken a course pass/fail, the major department decides whether the course may be counted toward the student's major requirements. Complete rules on registration on the pass/fail basis are given in General Information.
Physical activity (PED) courses are offered by the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education. They may not be counted toward a degree in the School of Architecture. However, they are counted among courses for which the student is enrolled, and the grades are included in the grade point average.
No more than six semester hours of air force science, military science, or naval science coursework may be counted toward any degree in the School of Architecture. These courses may be used only as lower-division electives (in degree programs that have such electives) and only by students who complete the third and fourth years of the ROTC program.
Students admitted to the University with deficiencies in high school units must remove them as specified in General Information. Course credit used to remove deficiencies may not be counted toward the student's degree.
Electives. Twenty-one semester hours of elective coursework require the approval of the associate dean for undergraduate programs. These electives consist of three hours of upper-division coursework in humanities, three hours in social science, three hours in natural science, and twelve additional hours generally taken outside the School of Architecture. In addition, nine semester hours of elective coursework outside the School of Architecture are open to the student's choice.
Many courses that fulfill the elective requirement have prerequisite courses that are not part of the BArch degree program. Before planning to use a course as an elective, the student should be sure that he or she has fulfilled the prerequisite.
Writing requirement. In addition to Rhetoric and Composition 306 and English 316K, each student must complete two courses certified as having a substantial writing component. One course must be upper-division. Courses with a substantial writing component are identified in the Course Schedule. Courses used to fulfill the writing requirement may also be counted toward other requirements for the degree. The Bachelor of Architecture degree program includes two architecture courses that normally contain a substantial writing component.
Foreign language requirement. In accordance with the University's basic education requirements, the student must demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language equivalent to that shown by the completion of two semesters of college coursework. College-level courses taken to establish proficiency may not be counted toward a degree.
For a student admitted to the University as a freshman, this requirement is fulfilled by the completion of the two high school units in a single foreign language that are required for admission; students admitted with a deficiency in foreign language must remove that deficiency as specified in General Information.
Professional residency program. A seven-month period of varied architectural experience with selected architectural firms is available to qualified second-semester fourth-year and first-semester fifth-year architecture students. The student must have completed at least one semester of advanced design before beginning the professional residency program and should have at least one semester of advanced design remaining toward a degree after completion of the residency program.
For information on requirements for participation in the residency program and on the courses for which participants register during the residency, consult the program's director or the brochure describing the program, available from the office of the associate dean for undergraduate programs.
A participant in the professional residency program receives up to fifteen semester hours of credit as well as a scholarship made available to the School of Architecture by participating architectural firms.
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