Architecture: Intensive Design, BA
The Intensive Major in Architecture is for students in the Design Concentration who intend to pursue a graduate professional degree in architecture. Students in the Intensive Major enroll in their senior year in the technology courses offered in the first year of the Master of Architecture Professional Degree Program. Those accepted into the School of Design’s Master of Architecture Professional Degree Program are qualified to be admitted with advanced placement into the second year of the graduate program, reducing the length of study from three to two years.
The minimum total course units for graduation in this major is 36. Double majors may entail more course units.
Application requirements: At least Sophomore Standing. Please consult with the Undergraduate Chair for other important criteria.
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 Electives||17|
|Architecture courses must be taken in the following sequence:|
|ARCH 1010||Introduction to Design||1|
|or ARCH 1020||Introduction to Architecture|
|ARCH 2010||Design Fundamentals I||1.5|
|ARCH 2020||Design Fundamentals II||1.5|
|ARCH 3010||Architecture Design I||2|
|ARCH 3020||Architecture Design II||2|
|ARCH 3110||Theory I: Geometry in Architecture||1|
|ARCH 4010||Advanced Design Workshop||2|
|ARCH 4120||Theory II: Architecture as Cultural Ecology||1|
|ARCH 4310||Construction I||0.5|
|ARCH 4320||Construction II||1|
|ARCH 4330||Building Systems Integration||0.5|
|ARCH 4350||Structures I||0.5|
|ARCH 4360||Structures II||0.5|
|Art History Requirements|
|ARTH 2810||Modern Architecture,1900-Present||1|
|Select one of the following courses in Art History (ARTH):||1|
|World Art before 1400|
|The Artist in History,1400-Now|
|Architect and History|
|What is Modern Art?|
|Select one of the following courses in Culture, Society, and the City:||1|
|Origin and Culture of Cities|
|Transformations of Urban America: Making the Unequal Metropolis, 1945 to Today|
|The Modern City|
|Transdisciplinary Environmental Humanities|
|Select one of the following courses in Environmental Science:||1|
|Introduction to Environmental Science|
|Humans and the Earth System: How it Works, How We Got Here, and How to Save Our Planet|
|Global Environmental History from Paleolithic to the Present|
|Environment and Society|
|Global Climate Change|
|Internship and/or Research Experience|
|Total Course Units||36|
You may count no more than one course toward both a Major and a Sector requirement. For Exceptions, check the Policy Statement.
A minimum GPA of 3.75 in ARCH courses is required.
The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2023 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.