Architecture: History and Theory, 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 History and Theory Concentration includes a four-semester sequence of design studios and courses in the history and theory of art, architecture, and landscape architecture followed by additional coursework and a written thesis in the history and theory of architecture.
The minimum total course units for graduation in this major is 34. Double majors may entail more course units.
For more information: www.architecture.sas.upenn.edu
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||20|
|Architecture courses must be taken in the following sequence:|
|ARCH 1020||Introduction to Architecture||1|
|ARCH 2010||Design Fundamentals I||1.5|
|ARCH 2020||Design Fundamentals II||1.5|
|ARCH 3010||Design I||2|
|ARCH 4110||Theory I: Geometry in Architecture||1|
|ARCH 4120||Theory II: Architecture as Cultural Ecology||1|
|Art History Requirements|
|ARTH 1020||World Art: 1400 to Now||1|
|ARTH 1060||Architect and History||1|
|ARTH 2810||Modern Architecture,1900-Present||1|
|ARTH 4980||Senior Thesis (First Semester)||1|
|ARTH 4980||Senior Thesis (Second Semester)||1|
|Select 1 course unit In Art History (ARTH) (300 or 500-level)||1|
|Internship and/or Research Experience|
|Total Course Units||34|
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.