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University of Pittsburgh    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
  Jul 21, 2024
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Architectural Studies, BA

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Design Track

The Design track requires completion of 48 credits with an additional 9 credits in a Studio Arts concentration.

Preservation Track

The Preservation track requires completion of 39 credits with an additional 12 credits in a proscribed related area in either the History of Urban America or Public Service.

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 HAA 1904 , 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.

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