Prepare for Success
If you are creative and drawn to the arts, but also have an interest in science and engineering, a career in architecture is a perfect fit. Architecture requires imagination and 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 Master of Architecture (M. Arch) program includes courses in architectural design, history and theory of architecture, environmental control, structures, materials and methods of construction, urban theory and professional practice. Your first year of the six-year M. Arch 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 – Visual Communication
- Art 111 – Drawing
- Art 121 – Design Process
- Math 143 – Pre-calculus Algebra and Analytic Geometry
- Physics 111 – General Physics
The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Architecture, the preprofessional degree, can be completed after fulfilling the requirements of the fourth year. You may apply for graduate status for the M. Arch program during your fourth year. Qualified students may work toward completion of both the B.S. Arch and M. Arch during their fourth, fifth and sixth years.