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bachelor of science in architecture post-undergraduate

The post-undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Architecture program is for students holding a non-architecture baccalaureate degree or students holding bachelors degrees in architecture from non-NAAB-accredited programs. Students completing both the Bachelor of Science + Master of Architecture (M.Arch) will hold an accredited professional degree and will, therefore, be academically qualified to take the Architecture Registration Exam.  

The post-undergraduate Bachelor of Science with a major in architecture is awarded following approximately two years of study, including two summers.  The reason this course of study is abbreviated is the advanced standing provided for by the candidate's prior degree.

The accredited professional degree sequence includes the completion of the Bachelor of Science in Architecture program and the Master of Architecture 44.  Entry to the M.Arch. 44 program is competitive and post-undergraduate students are not ensured a place in the professional degree program.  Post-undergraduate students will be evaluated for entry to the M.Arch. 44 with all other applicants.  Assuming academic success, the two degree sequence for many post-undergraduate students is approximately three years, three months, the program includes three summers of study.

Course of Study
Summer Sessions
AED 10001 Design Thinking I
AED 10101
Foundation Design Studio I 3
AED 10002
Design Thinking II
AED 10102 Foundation Design Studio II 3

1st Year

Fall Semester
ARCH 20101 2nd Year Design Studio I 3
ARCH 20601 Computer Applications in Architecture I 2
ARCH 30401 Methods and Materials I 3
ARCH 30501 Environmental Technologies I 3
ARCH 4xxxx architecture elective 3

Spring Semester
ARCH 30002 Urban Design 1
ARCH 30102 3rd Year Design Studio II 5
ARCH 20301 Introduction to Building Structures 3
ARCH 10111 History of Architecture I 3
ARCH 20602 Computer Applications in Architecture II 1
ARCH 4xxxx architecture elective 3

ARCH 30301 Structural Systems I 3

2nd Year

Fall Semester
ARCH 40001 Sustainable Design (WIC – Writing Intensive Course) 1
ARCH 40101 4th Year Design Studio I 5
ARCH 40402 Methods & Materials II 3
ARCH 40502 Environmental Technology II 3
ARCH 20112 History of Architecture II 3

Spring Semester
ARCH 40002 Systems Design 1
ARCH 40102 4th Year Design Studio II 5
ARCH 40302 Structural Systems II 3
ARCH 20113 History of Architecture III 3
ARCH 20201 Beyond Western Architecture 3

Application to the M.Arch. - NAAB Accredited 1st Professional Degree Program must be complete prior to February 1 preceding year 3. A minimum GPA of 2.75 is required for all listed B.Science - Architecture coursework.

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Students with a degree in a field other than architecture may apply for admission directly to the Bachelor of Science in Architecture program as post-undergraduates. This program normally takes two academic years to complete after an introductory summer studio program and one course in the summer after the first year.  2014 AED Summer Studio Petition

Students seeking admission to this program must have an undergraduate GPA of at least 2.50 and should have the prerequisites listed below. The degree requires a minimum of 69 semester hours with a 2.75 GPA.


Students applying to this program are required to have:

a) a four-year undergraduate degree
b) Algebra and Trigonometry
c) Calculus with Pre-Calculus I & II or
Analytic Geometry & Calculus I
d) College Physics I
e) College Physics II

Application to the Master of Architecture

Students successfully completing the Bachelor of Science pre-professional degree requirements will follow normal application procedures to the Master of Architecture professional degree program.

Academic advising for the College of Architecture and Environmental Design (CAED) undergraduate degree programs is provided by the Office of Advising and Academic Services (OAAS).  

Office of Advising and Academic Services
202C Taylor Hall

Office Hours: Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

On Call Advising: Monday through Friday
1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m

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