- Accreditation: NAAB
- STEM designated program
The Bachelor of Architecture is a five-year professional degree program accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). Students receive an industry-centered, liberal arts-infused education, blending academic scholarship with hands-on, professional learning. The program encourages interdisciplinary collaboration, and most of our faculty members are practicing industry professionals. As architectural practices evolve rapidly to meet new environmental, economic and societal challenges, our curriculum’s unique focus on market-driven innovation and sustainability gives students a competitive advantage in the industry. The program builds on an interdisciplinary foundation of design and visualization studies and grows into more advanced courses that support design projects of increasing complexity and scope. In the fifth year, students choose from a range of research design studios that explore critical issues such as sustainable design, future smart cities, informal settlements and responsive architecture.
- Integrate knowledge of liberal arts and sciences with the design of the built environment.
- Appreciate the value of collaboration, including multidisciplinary collaboration, in solving design problems.
- Synthesize theory, function, technology and aesthetics in an integrated and creative way.
- Understand and respect the people, places and contexts that bear upon the built environment around the world.
- Examine the characteristics of professionalism in architectural practice.
- Practice design as integrated process that respects existing contexts and/or inevitable transformations in the field.
Curriculum: 5 year, 164-166 credits
|FYS 100||Pathways Seminar||1|
|WRIT 101||Writing Sem I: Written Comm.||3|
|ARFD 103||Visualization 1||2|
or SCI 110
|Sys Thinking & Sustainability
or Landscape Ecology
|PHYC 101||General Physics||3|
|MATH 103||Applied Calculus||3|
|Select one of the following:||3-4|
Quantitative Reasoning II
|ARFD 101||Design 1||4|
|Visualization Designated Ele||3|
|ARCH 213||Desgn 3: Arch Foundations Stud||4|
|ARDS 210||Tech 1: Materials and Methods||3|
|AHST 205||Built Environ: Global Origins||3|
|ARCH 214||Desgn 4:Arch Foundation Stdies||4|
|ARCH 212||Tech 2 Passive Sys/Bldg Env||3|
|AHST 206||Built Env in Age ofExploration||3|
|ARCH 303||Structures 1||3|
or WRIT 202
|Writing Seminar II:Multi Comm
or Writing Seminar II: Multi Comm
|ARCH 311||Design 5 for Architecture||6|
|ARCH 313||Tech 3: Dynamic Envro. Systems||3|
|ARCH 304||Structures 2||3|
|AHST 305||Early Mod Arch&Int 3||3|
|ARCH 312||Design 6||6|
|ARCH 326||Visualization 2: Adv Modeling||3|
|AHST 306||Hist 4 Modn/Comtmp Arch & Int||3|
|ARCH 314||Tech 4:Adv. Buildn Analysis||3|
|ADIV 1XX||American Diversity||3|
|GCIT 2XX||Global Citizenship||3|
|Nexus DSN Exp. (DSN 7 Options)||6|
|ARCH 412||Design 8 for Architecture||6|
|ARCH 416||Tech 5: Documentatn & Detailn||3|
|ARCH 4XX||Design Theory Seminar||3|
|CGIS 300||Contemporary Global Issues||3|
|ISEM 3XX||Integrative Seminar||3|
|GDIV 1XX||Global Diversity (or language)||3|
|ARCH 507||Design 9 for Architecture||6|
|ARCH 503||Professional Management||3|
|ARCH 508||Design 10 for Architecture||6|
|PHIL 499||Philosophies of the Good Life||3|