Architecture: Design, BA

The Major in Architecture is for students who intend to pursue a career in architecture or a related design discipline (e.g., landscape architecture, urban design, product design, etc.). The Major is a studio-based liberal arts program offering two concentrations. The Design Concentration includes a six-semester sequence of design studios and courses in the history and theory of art, architecture, and landscape architecture.

The minimum total course units for graduation in this major is 36. Double majors may entail more course units.

For information about the General Education requirements, please visit the College of Arts & Sciences Curriculum page.

College General Education Requirements and Free Electives
Foundational Approaches + Sectors1 + Free Electives20
Major Requirements
Architecture Requirements
Architecture courses must be taken in the following sequence:
ARCH 1020Introduction to Architecture1
ARCH 2010Design Fundamentals I1.5
ARCH 2020Design Fundamentals II1.5
ARCH 3010Design I2
ARCH 3020Design II2
ARCH 4010Advanced Design2
ARCH 4110Theory I: Geometry in Architecture1
ARCH 4120Theory II: Architecture as Cultural Ecology1
Art History Requirements
ARTH 1020World Art: 1400 to Now1
ARTH 1060Architect and History1
ARTH 2810Modern Architecture,1900-Present1
Select 1 course unit in Art History (ARTH) (200 to 500-level)1
Internship and/or Research Experience
Total Course Units36

You may count no more than one course toward both a Major and a Sector requirement. For Exceptions, check the Policy Statement.

The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2022 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.