Prepare for Success
If you are creative and drawn to the arts, but you also have an interest in science and engineering, a career in architecture is a perfect fit. Architecture requires imagination, creativity, and the ability to visualize, conceptualize and apply highly technical information. You should also have solid verbal and written communication skills. To prepare for the program, build your skills in math, drawing, design, technology and engineering.
Your First Year
The architecture program includes courses in architectural design, the history and theory of architecture, environmental control, structures, materials and methods of construction, urban theory and professional practice. Your first year of the four-year Bachelor of Science in Architecture program is devoted to introductory courses and general university requirements. During your first year, you may take:
- Arch 151 – Introduction to the Built Environment
- Arch 154 – Introduction to Architectural Graphics
- Art 100 – World Art and Culture
- Art 110 – Integrated Art and Design Communication
- Art 112 – Drawing as Integrated Design Thinking
- Art 121 – Integrated Design Process
- Math 143 – Pre-calculus Algebra and Analytic Geometry
- Physics 111 – General Physics
If you decide to continue your education in order to qualify for licensure, you can apply for the professional Master of Architecture program during your fourth year.