Bachelor of Science in Architecture

The four-year Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree is a pre-professional degree that provides a basis for various career opportunities.

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Major Requirements

  • All entering students majoring in Architecture are admitted as Architecture-Intended majors.
  • Architecture-Intended students complete 1st and 2nd year ARCH courses in the prescribed sequence and also complete the core curriculum before declaring major and enrolling in any 3000/4000 level ARCH/INTD courses.
  • The Undergraduate Architecture Program consists of a series of lectures and design studios taken sequentially. The program will take a minimum of 8 semesters to complete for both new freshmen and transfer students.
  • The course sequencing of both the design and lecture courses has been designed to help students successfully complete the program. The course sequencing is strictly enforced.
  • After completing all requirements for admission to a degree program, students may be declared into the Architecture major. The department requires a minimum 2.8 GPA, both overall and within the major.

Students must complete all Basic Studies courses (first two years of the degree program) in Architecture, as well as the Core Curriculum of the course sequence, before qualifying to take any 3000/4000 ARCH or INTD course.

  • Students not within the program are required to obtain special permission from the Architecture Undergraduate Advisor to enroll in a 3000/4000 level course.
  • If you are interested in changing your major into the School of Architecture from another major, please refer to the major change requirements page.
  • Seating in classes is on a space-available basis.

 


Admission Information 

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Suggested Course Sequence

Fall Semester

Course Code  Course Name
ARCH 1101 Academic Success Skills in Architecture (UNIV-AR 1131)
ARCH 1301 Introduction to Architecture and Interior Design
ARCH 1341 Design Communications I
ENGL 1301 Rhetoric and Composition I
MATH 1303 Trigonometry
POLS 2312 State and Local Government

Total Credit Hours: 16 hrs


 

Spring Semester

Course Code Course Name
ARCH 1342 Design Communications II
ENGL 1302 Rhetoric and Composition II
HIST 1301 U.S. History I
MATH 1327 Architectural Calculus with Analytic Geometry
Elective 3 hrs Social and Behavioral Science

Total Credit Hours: 15 hrs

Fall Semester

Course Code  Course Name
ARCH 2303 History of Architecture and Interior Design I
ARCH 2551 Basic Design and Draw I
HIST 1302 U.S. History II
PHYS 1441 General College Physics
Elective 3 hrs Language, Philosophy, and Culture

Total Credit Hours: 18 hrs


 

Spring Semester

Course Code Course Name
ARCH 2304 History of Architecture and Interior Design II
ARCH 2552 Basic Design and Draw II
POLS 2311 U.S. Government
PHYS 1442 General College Physics
Elective 3 hrs Literature

Total Credit Hours: 18 hrs

In order to declare your major in Architecture, students must be advised by the Undergraduate Advisor prior to enrolling in any course at the 3000 level or above. Must have completed all Basic Studies (1st & 2nd year ARCH/INTD) courses, all core hours, and have a minimum 2.8 cumulative GPA overall at UTA, and a 2.8 GPA within the School of Architecture.

Fall Semester

Course Code  Course Name
ARCH 3323 Construction Materials and Structural Concepts
ARCH 3343 Architecture Computer Graphics
ARCH 3553 Design Studio: Architecture I
Elective 3 hrs Advanced ARCH 
Elective 2 hrs University

Total Credit Hours: 17 hrs


 

Spring Semester

Course Code Course Name
ARCH 3324 Structures I
ARCH 3361 Architecture and Environment
ARCH 3364 Site Design
ARCH 3554 Design Studio: Architecture II

Total Credit Hours: 14 hrs

Students need an approved degree plan prior to registration for this year.

Fall Semester

Course Code  Course Name
ARCH 4362 Structural Systems in Building
ARCH 4556 Design Studio: Architecture III
Elective 3 hrs Advanced ARCH History
Elective 3 hrs Advanced
Elective 3 hrs Advanced

Total Credit Hours: 17 hrs


 

Spring Semester

Course Code Course Name
ARCH 4557 Design Studio: Architecture IV
Elective 3 hrs Advanced ARCH Theory
Elective 3 hrs Advanced
Elective 3 hrs Advanced

Total Credit Hours: 14 hrs

Advanced Degrees

The four-year Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree is a pre-professional degree. It provides the basis for various career possibilities, including the professional degree of Master of Architecture or the Master of Landscape Architecture. These advanced degrees are normally awarded after two years of graduate study

Studio Culture Policy

Civilized behavior among students, faculty and staff based on mutual respect is expected in all settings but is particularly important in design studios due to their time-intensive nature.