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Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies

The four-year Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies degree program combines architecture with arts and sciences. Students transferring from other disciplines may find that more of their coursework is applicable toward this degree than toward the Bachelor of Architecture.

Applicants for admission to this program must fulfill the requirements for admission to the School of Architecture.

The Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies alone does not fulfill the educational requirements for registration as an architect. Students interested in earning the Master of Architecture as a professional degree in addition to the Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies, requiring a minimum of six years of study in total, should consult the undergraduate dean's office.

Curriculum | Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies

Courses
Semester
hours
Architecture
  Design: Architecture 310K, 310L, 320K, 520L, 520M;
Visual communication: Architecture 311K, 311L, 221K;
Design theory: Architecture 350R;
Site design: Architecture 333;
Environmental controls: Architectural Interior Design 324K;
Construction: Architecture 415K, 415L, 435K;
History: Architecture 308, 318K, 318L, 328
60
  Rhetoric and Writing 306, English 316K 6
  Government 310L, 312L 6
  History 315K, 315L [8] 6
  Mathematics 408C 4
  Physics 302K, 302L, 102M, 102N (or 303K, 303L, 103M, 103N) 8
  Upper-division humanities elective in literature, foreign language, philosophy, or another field approved by the undergraduate dean's office 3
  Natural science elective 3
  Social science elective 3
  Philosophy elective 3
  Electives [9] 23
TOTAL 125

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Electives. Thirty-five semester hours of electives are required for the completion of the Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies degree program. These electives consist of three hours of upper-division coursework in humanities, three hours in a social science, three hours in a natural science, three hours in philosophy, and twenty-three additional elective hours generally completed outside the School of Architecture.

Writing requirement. In addition to Rhetoric and Writing 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.

Suggested Arrangement of Courses | Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies

Courses
Semester
hours
First Year — Fall Semester
  ARC 310K, Design I 3
  ARC 311K, Visual Communication I 3
  ARC 308, Architecture and Society 3
  M 408C, Differential and Integral Calculus 4
  RHE 306, Rhetoric and Writing 3
TOTAL 16
First Year — Spring Semester
  ARC 310L, Design II 3
  ARC 311L, Visual Communication II 3
  ARC 318K, History of Architecture, Survey I 3
  PHY 302K, General Physics—Technical Course: Mechanics, Heat, and Sound 3
  PHY 102M, Laboratory for Physics 302K 1
  Elective 3
TOTAL 16
Second Year — Fall Semester
  ARC 320K, Design III 3
  ARC 221K, Visual Communication III 2
  ARC 318L, History of Architecture, Survey II 3
  ARC 415K, Construction I 4
  PHY 302L, General Physics—Technical Course: Electricity and Magnetism, Light, Atomic and Nuclear Physics 3
  PHY 102N, Laboratory for Physics 302L 1
TOTAL 16
Second Year — Spring Semester
  ARC 520L, Design IV 5
  ARC 415L, Construction II 4
  ARC 328, History of Architecture, Survey III 3
  ARC 333, Site Design 3
TOTAL 15
Third Year — Fall Semester
  ARC 520M, Design V 5
  ARC 435K, Construction III 4
  ARI 324K, Environmental Controls I 3
  E 316K, Masterworks of Literature 3
  HIS 315K, The United States, 1492–1865 3
TOTAL 18
Third Year — Spring Semester
  ARC 350R, Topics in Design Theory 3
  Elective 3
  Elective 3
  Elective 3
  Elective 3
TOTAL 15
Fourth Year — Fall Semester
  GOV 310L, American Government 3
  Natural science elective 3
  Philosophy elective 3
  Social science elective 3
  HIS 315L, The United States since 1865 3
TOTAL 15
Fourth Year — Spring Semester
  GOV 312L, Issues and Policies in American Government 3
  Approved upper-division humanities elective 3
  Elective 3
  Elective 3
  Elective 2
TOTAL 14

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Bachelor of Science in Interior Design

The first year of this degree program is designed to give the student conceptual knowledge and skills, especially in critical thinking. The second year is intended to lay a foundation of knowledge in design, history, structure, technology, and environmental controls, on which the student builds in the third year. The final year emphasizes synthesis, specialization, and the challenge of creating interiors that improve the quality of life.

Curriculum | Bachelor of Science in Interior Design

Courses
Semester
hours
Architectural Interior Design, Architecture
  Design: Architectural Interior Design 310K, 310L, 320K, 520L, 530K, 530T, 560R (taken twice);
Visual communication: Architectural Interior Design 311K, 311L, 221K;
Design theory: Architectural Interior Design 350R;
Interior building systems and construction: Architecture 415K, Architectural Interior Design 434K;
Professional practice: Architectural Interior Design 362;
History: Architectural Interior Design 318K, 318M, 368R, Architecture 328;
Environmental controls: Architectural Interior Design 324K, Architecture 334L;
Human behavior: Architectural Interior Design 338;
Professional internship: Architectural Interior Design 130
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  Rhetoric and Writing 306, English 316K 6
  Government 310L, 312L 6
  History 315K, 315L [10] 6
  Mathematics 408C 4
  Physics 302K, 302L, 102M, 102N 8
  Psychology 301 3
  Architecture 318L or Art History 303 [11] 3
  Art History 302 or 303 [11] 3
  Electives 9
TOTAL 126

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Writing requirement. In addition to Rhetoric and Writing 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.

Suggested Arrangement of Courses | Bachelor of Science in Interior Design

Courses
Semester
hours
First Year — Fall Semester
  ARI 310K, Design I 3
  ARI 311K, Visual Communication I 3
  ARI 318K, Interiors and Society 3
  M 408C, Differential and Integral Calculus 4
  PHY 302K, General Physics—Technical Course: Mechanics, Heat, and Sound 3
  PHY 102M, Laboratory for Physics 302K 1
TOTAL 17
First Year — Spring Semester
  ARI 310L, Design II 3
  ARI 311L, Visual Communication II 3
  ARH 302, Survey of Ancient through Medieval Art, or ARH 303, Survey of Renaissance through Modern Art 3
  PHY 302L, General Physics—Technical Course: Electricity and Magnetism, Light, Atomic and Nuclear Physics 3
  PHY 102N, Laboratory for Physics 302L 1
  RHE 306, Rhetoric and Writing 3
TOTAL 16
Second Year — Fall Semester
  ARC 415K, Construction I 4
  ARC 318L, History of Architecture, Survey II, or ARH 303, Survey of Renaissance through Modern Art 3
  ARI 320K, Design III—Interiors 3
  ARI 221K, Visual Communication III 2
  PSY 301, Introduction to Psychology 3
TOTAL 15
Second Year — Spring Semester
  ARC 328, History of Architecture, Survey III 3
  ARI 520L, Design IV 5
  ARI 318M, Interior Design History 3
  ARI 434K, Construction II—Interior Materials and Assemblies 4
TOTAL 15
Third Year — Fall Semester
  ARI 324K, Environmental Controls I 3
  ARI 530K, Design V—Interiors 5
  ARI 368R, Interior Design History II 3
  HIS 315K, The United States, 1492–1865 3
  Open elective 3
TOTAL 17
Third Year — Spring Semester
  ARC 334L, Environmental Controls II 3
  ARI 530T, Design VI—Interiors 5
  ARI 362, Interior Design Practice 3
  E 316K, Masterworks of Literature 3
  Interdisciplinary elective 3
TOTAL 17
Third Year — Summer Session
  Professional Internship 1
TOTAL 1
Fourth Year — Fall Semester
  ARI 560R, Advanced Interior Design 5
  ARI 338, Designing for Human Behavior 3
  ARI 350R, Topics in Interior Design Theory 3
  GOV 310L, American Government 3
TOTAL 14
Fourth Year — Spring Semester
  ARI 560R, Advanced Interior Design 5
  GOV 312L, Issues and Policies in American Government 3
  HIS 315L, The United States since 1865 3
  Open elective 3
TOTAL 14

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