Curriculum Effective Fall 2020

Semester 1: Fall     
     
ARC 501  Design Studio 1  7
ARC 511  Architectural Media 1  3
ARC 531 Architectural History 1  3
ARC 541 Environmental Systems 1 3
Total Semester Credits    16
     
Semester 2: Spring     
ARC 502 Design Studio 2  7
ARC 512  Architectural Media 2  3
ARC 534  Architectural History 2  3
ARC 552  Structures 1  3
Total Semester Credits    16
     
Semester 3: Fall     
     
ARC 503  Design Studio 3  7
ARC 553 Structures 2 3
ARC 611 Architectural Media 3  3
ARC 573  Environmental Systems 2 3
ARC 562   Architectural Theory 2
Total Semester Credits    18
     
Semester 4: Spring     
     
ARC 504  Design Studio 4  7
ARC 542  Construction Technology  4
ARC 575  Environmental Systems 3 3
ARC 582  Professional Practice  3
Total Semester Credits    17
     
Semester 5: Fall     
     
ARC 605/7  Research Studio  7
ARC 555  Structures 3  3
ARC xxx  Intellectual Domain Seminar* 3
ARC xxx  Technical Methods Seminar* 3
Total Semester Credits    16
     
Semester 6: Spring     
     
ARC 606/8 Research Studio  7
ARC xxx  Intellectual Domain Seminar* 3
ARC xxx  Technical Methods Seminar* 3
ARC xxx  Elective/Directed Research**  3
Total Semester Credits    16
     
Semester 7: Fall     
     
ARC 607/5  Research Studio or Thesis*** 7
ARC xxx  Portfolio*** or Elective  3
ARC xxx  Elective 3
Total Semester Credits    13
     
Total Required Credits    112

Students are allowed to take a maximum of two independent study courses (6 credits) for elective credit in the program. 

Directed Research must be taken the semester before Thesis. Students must have a mininum GPA of 3.5 or higher to register for Directored Research and Thesis. 

Students must complete a Thesis or Portfolio as their culminating experience for graduation. 

Technical Methods Seminars:

Fall Semester

ARC 543 Technical Method- Material Culture

ARC 545 Technical Method- Ecological Practices

ARC 547 Technical Method- Urban Design

ARC 617 Technical Method- Situated Technology

ARC 620 Technical Method- Inclusive Design

Spring Semester

ARC 544 Technical Method- Material Culture

ARC 546 Technical Method- Ecological Practices

ARC 551 Technical Method- Urban Design

ARC 619 Technical Method- Situated Technology

ARC 621 Technical Method- Inclusive Design

Intellectual Domain Seminars:

Fall Semester

ARC 623 Intellectual Domain- Inclusive Design

ARC 625 Intellectual Domain- Situated Technology

ARC 627 Intellectual Domain- Ecological Practices

ARC 629 Intellectual Domain- Urban Design

ARC 632 Intellectual Domain- Material Culture

Spring Semester

ARC 624 Intellectual Domain- Inclusive Design

ARC 626 Intellectual Domain- Situated Technology

ARC 628 Intellectual Domain- Ecological Practices

ARC 630 Intellectual Domain- Urban Design

ARC 633 Intellectual Domain- Material Culture

Advanced Standing:
Students in this program may be eligible to receive advanced standing based on prior work. Receiving advanced standing decreases the total number of credits required in the program and may let you move on to the next course in sequence. If you believe your academic background in architecture may allow for advanced standing, please follow the instructions here. You will need to complete an electronic advanced standing form for each specific course, confirm through your transcript that you have received a grade of B or higher in the equivalent course(s) taken during your undergraduate studies and upload the undergraduate course syllabi for each course. Any course request will be reviewed by the Associate Chair and faculty and students will be notified of the decision before the fall semester begins.