Architecture: Design (Intensive), 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 Electives17
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
Additional Required Courses
ARCH 4310Construction I0.5
ARCH 4320Construction II1
ARCH 4330Building Systems Integration0.5
ARCH 4350Structures I0.5
ARCH 4360Structures II0.5
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.