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 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 102Introduction to Design1
ARCH 201Design Fundamentals I1.5
ARCH 202Design Fundamentals II1.5
ARCH 301Design I2
ARCH 411Geometric Design1
ARCH 412Theory II: Architecture as Cultural Ecology1
Art History Requirements
ARTH 102World Art: 1400 to Now1
ARTH 106Architect and History1
ARTH 281Modern Architecture,1900-Present1
ARTH 398Senior Thesis (First Semester)1
ARTH 398Senior Thesis (Second Semester)1
Select 1 course unit In Art History (ARTH) (300 or 500-level)1
Total Course Units34

The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2021 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.