Architectural Studies Major other requirements and recommendations
A GPA of at least 2.00 in all department courses is required for graduation with a major in Architectural Studies. A minimum GPA of 2.75 is required for an internship, and a minimum of 3.0 is required for those seeking a recommendation for graduate school. Students who plan to apply to graduate school should maintain a minimum GPA of 3.25.
Only the experiential learning courses ARC 1990, HAA 1901, ARC 1901, HAA 1905, and HAA 1909 may be taken on an S/NC basis. None of these courses can be applied toward the architectural history requirement.
Students must complete at least one writing-intensive course (W-course) in the major. Each track has a W-course in its requirements - ARC 1160 for the Design track, and ARC 1310 for the Preservation track.
Students who plan to major in Architectural Studies should contact the departmental advisor as early in their college career as possible to discuss the recommended course sequence for each track, course availability, and entry into restricted classes.
Proficiency in calculus is required for students seeking a career in architecture. It is highly recommended that students successfully complete at least one semester of college-level calculus (MATH 0220) before they graduate.