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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
  Jun 25, 2024
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Architectural Studies - Preservation Track Public Service Concentration, BA

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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.

History of Art and Architecture courses


* This course will carry six credits as of spring 2016 term.

Required Concentration

Every Preservation track major must select either the History of Urban America or Public Service. See for a detailed discussion of the coursework for each.

Other Requirements and Recommendations for Architectural Studies majors

  • 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 HAA 1900 - ARCHITECTURAL STUDIES INTERNSHIP  may be taken on an S/NC basis.
  • Students must complete at least one writing-intensive course (W-course) in the major. Each track has a W-course in its requirements - HAA 1040  for the Design track, and HAA 1922  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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