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 Electives||17|
|Architecture courses must be taken in the following sequence:|
|ARCH 102||Introduction to Design||1|
|ARCH 201||Design Fundamentals I||1.5|
|ARCH 202||Design Fundamentals II||1.5|
|ARCH 301||Design I||2|
|ARCH 302||Design II||2|
|ARCH 401||Advanced Design||2|
|ARCH 411||Theory I: Geometry in Architecture||1|
|ARCH 412||Theory II: Architecture as Cultural Ecology||1|
|Art History Requirements|
|ARTH 102||World Art: 1400 to Now||1|
|ARTH 106||Architect and History||1|
|ARTH 281||Modern Architecture,1900-Present||1|
|Select 1 course unit in Art History (ARTH) (200 to 500-level)||1|
|Additional Required Courses|
|ARCH 431||Construction I||0.5|
|ARCH 432||Construction II||1|
|ARCH 433||Building Systems Integration||0.5|
|ARCH 435||Structures I||0.5|
|ARCH 436||Structures II||0.5|
|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.
Requirements: GPA of 3.2 in courses required for the major, taken at Penn, and not including BCHE 404 Biochemistry Laboratory.
The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2020 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.