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Degrees

Degrees Offered

Four undergraduate degree programs are available to students admitted to 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 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.

Sequence of Work

The candidate for a degree in architecture should complete the 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, a student should include any architecture coursework that he or she did not complete the preceding semester or summer session.

It is entirely the student's responsibility to register for courses that will fulfill degree requirements, including the basic education requirements. The student will be assisted in curriculum planning, however, by an adviser or degree plan evaluator.

Degree Audit

After completing sixty or more semester hours of coursework, each student must apply for an official degree audit in the office of the associate dean for undergraduate studies. This is a requirement to be fulfilled prior to the semester the student plans to graduate.

Applicability of Certain Courses

Correspondence and Extension Courses

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 studies. No more than 30 percent of the semester hours required for any degree may be taken by correspondence.

Courses Taken on the Pass/Fail Basis

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 Courses

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.

ROTC Courses

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.

Admission Deficiencies

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.

The Five-Year Program

Bachelor of Architecture

Curriculum

Courses Semester Hours

Major Sequence Courses
Design: Architecture 310K, 310L, 320K, 520L, 530T, 560R (taken three times), 560T;
Visual communication: Architecture 311K, 311L, 221K, 361T;
Professional practice: Architecture 362;
Design theory: Architecture 231T, 350R;
Site design: Architecture 333;
Environmental controls: Architecture 334K, 334L;
Construction: Architecture 415K, 415L, 435K, 435L, 335M;
History and theory: Architecture 308, 318K, 318L, 328, 368R (taken twice) 104
Community and Regional Planning 369K 3

Other Required Courses
English 306, 316K 6
Government 310L, 312L 6
American history 6
Mathematics 408C 4
Physics 302K, 302L, 102M, 102N 8
Approved upper-division humanities elective in language, literature, or philosophy 3
Approved natural science elective 3
Approved social science elective 3
Electives approved by the associate dean 12
Electives open to the student's choice 9

Total 167

Electives. Twenty-one semester hours of elective coursework require the approval of the associate dean for undergraduate studies. These electives consist of three hours 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 are open to the student's choice.

Writing requirement. In addition to English 306 and 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.

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 School of Architecture.

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.

Suggested Arrangement of Courses

First Year--Fall Semester

Courses Semester Hours

ARC 310K, Design I 3
ARC 311K, Visual Communication I 3
ARC 308, Architecture and Society 3
E 306, Rhetoric and Composition 3
M 408C, Differential and Integral Calculus 4
Total 16
First Year--Spring Semester

Courses Semester Hours

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
Approved elective 3
Total 16
Second Year--Fall Semester

Courses Semester Hours

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

Courses Semester Hours

ARC 520L, Design IV 5
ARC 415L, Construction II 4
ARC 328, History of Architecture, Survey III 3
E 316K, Masterworks of Literature 3
ARC 333, Site Design 3
Total 18
Third Year--Fall Semester

Courses Semester Hours

ARC 350R, Topics in Design Theory 3
ARC 334K, Environmental Controls I 3
ARC 435K, Construction III 4
American history 3
Approved elective 3
Total 16
Third Year--Spring Semester

Courses Semester Hours

ARC 530T, Design V 5
ARC 231T, Design Theory Laboratory 2
ARC 435L, Construction IV 4
ARC 334L, Environmental Controls II 3
Approved elective 3
Total 17
Fourth Year--Fall Semester

Courses Semester Hours

ARC 560R, Advanced Design 5
GOV 310L, American Government 3
American history 3
Approved electives 6
Total 17
Fourth Year--Spring Semester

Courses Semester Hours

ARC 560T, Advanced Design 5
ARC 361T, Technical Communication 3
GOV 312L, Issues and Policies in American Government 3
ARC 335M, Construction V 3
CRP 369K, Principles of Physical Planning 3
Total 17
Fifth Year--Fall Semester

Courses Semester Hours

ARC 560R, Advanced Design 5
ARC 368R, Topics in the History of Architecture 3
Approved elective 3
Electives open to student's choice 6
Total 17
Fifth Year--Spring Semester

Courses Semester Hours

ARC 560R, Advanced Design 5
ARC 362, Professional Practice 3
ARC 368R, Topics in the History of Architecture 3
Approved elective 3
Elective open to student's choice 3
Total 17

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