Oct 22, 2019  
2018-2019 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Architecture, B.S. / Master of Architecture, M.Arch.


About the Bachelor of Science in Architecture / Master of Architecture Program


Mandatory Accreditation Statement. In the United States, most state registration boards require a degree from an accredited professional degree program as a prerequisite for licensure. The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), which is the sole agency authorized to accredit U.S. professional degree programs in architecture, recognizes three types of degrees: the Bachelor of Architecture, the Master of Architecture, and the Doctor of Architecture. A program may be granted an 8-year, 3-year, or 2-year term of accreditation, depending on the extent of its conformance with established educational standards.

Doctor of Architecture and Master of Architecture degree programs may consist of a preprofessional undergraduate degree and a professional graduate degree that, when earned sequentially, constitute an accredited professional education. However, the preprofessional degree is not, by itself, recognized as an accredited degree.

The Master of Architecture accredited professional program consists of an undergraduate curriculum of 128 hours and a graduate curriculum of 42 hours. The dual Master of Architecture/Master of Business Administration includes an additional 30 credit hours in the graduate program. Successful completion of a graduate comprehensive exam (GCE) is required.

General Architecture Program. Only courses with a minimum grade of C or better will be accepted into the Architecture program.

Recommended Curriculum


First Year


Fall


Total: 15

Spring


Total: 16

Pre-Professional Program


Competitive placement based on comprehensive review including student portfolio, written exam, GPA, statement of intent, and successful completion of all first year architecture courses and PHYS 1403 . Students who have not been admitted to the pre-professional program are not eligible to take courses at the 2000 level and above, except ARCH 2311 , ARCH 2315 , and ARCH 3313 .

Summer I


  • Core Curriculum (Life & Physical Sciences; see below) 4 Semester Credit Hours
  • Core Curriculum (See below) 3 Semester Credit Hours
Total: 7

Summer II


  • Core Curriculum (see below) 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Core Curriculum (see below) 3 Semester Credit Hours
Total: 6

Second Year


Fall


Total: 17

Spring


Total: 17

Third Year


Fall


Total: 18

Spring


Total: 18

Summer


Total: 6

Fourth Year


Fall


  • ARCH 4341 - Media Elective 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • ARCH Electives 6 Semester Credit Hours
  • Elective 3 Semester Credit Hours
    (All electives must be 3-hour credit courses.)
Total: 12

Professional Program


Spring


Total: 9

Fifth Year


Total: 11

Spring


Total: 11

Sixth Year


Fall


Total: 11

Total Hours: 174


Core Curriculum


Core Curriculum courses include: ENGL 1301 , ENGL 1302 , POLS 1301 , POLS 2306 , HIST 2300 , HIST 2301 , COMS 2300  or COMS 2358 , and 4-hour Life & Physical Sciences.