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Master of Architecture (5-year)

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Prescribed Curriculum

Master of Architecture (5-year)

A total of 180 credit hours is required. Substitutions in the prescribed curriculum may be made only by petition to the department.

First Year, Fall Semester (17 hours)   First Year, Spring Semester (19 hours)  
ARCH 103 Introduction to Architecture 3 ARCH 104 Principles of Modern Architecture 3
ARCH 108 Architectural Foundations I 4 ARCH 109 Architectural Foundations II 6
ENGL 101 Composition 3 ENGL 102 Critical Reading and Writing 3
MATH 115 Calculus I (3) or
MATH 105 (3)
3 PHSX 114 College Physics I 4
General education course 3 General education course 3
Second Year, Fall Semester (18 hours)   Second Year, Spring Semester (19 hours)  
ARCH 205 Natural Forces 3 ARCH 209 Architectural Design II 6
ARCH 208 Architectural Design I 6 ARCH 540 History of Architecture I:
Ancient and Medieval Architecture
3
ARCH 560 Site Planning for Architects 3 ARCH 524 Structures I 4
HWC 204 Western Civilization I 3 HWC 205 Western Civilization II 3
General education course 3 General education course 3

All first- and second-year courses must be completed with a grade-point average of 2.0 before the student is allowed to proceed to the third-year studio.

Third Year, Fall Semester (18 hours)   Third Year, Spring Semester (18 hours)  
ARCH 408 or ARCH 409 Architectural Design III or IV 6 ARCH 408 or ARCH 409 Architectural Design III or IV 6
ARCH 541 History of Architecture II: Renaissance to Enlightenment 3 ARCH 530 Environmental Systems I 3
ARCH 624 Structures II 3 ARCH 627 Building Technology II: Culture of Building Technology 3
ARCH 626 Building Technology I: Construction Systems and Assemblies 3 ARCH 542 History of Architecture III: Modern 3
General education course 3 General education course 3
Summer (9 hours, expected between third and fourth or between fourth and fifth years)   
ARCH 690 Architecture Study Abroad 6    
ARCH 692 Documentation 3    
Fourth Year, Fall Semester (18 hours)   Fourth Year, Spring Semester (15 hours)  
ARCH 608 Architectural Design V 6 ARCH 609 Comprehensive Studio 9
ARCH 531 Environmental Systems II 3 ARCH 552 Ethics and Leadership in Professional Practice
3
ARCH 630 Theory and Context of Architecture
3 Architecture elective
3
ARCH 658 Programming and Predesign Issues 3    
ARCH 665 History of Urban Design 3    
Fifth Year, Fall Semester (15 hours)   Fifth Year, Spring Semester (15 hours)  
ARCH 800-level course: Professional Options I 6 ARCH 800-level course: Professional Options I 6
General education courses 6 General education courses 6
Architecture elective 3 Architecture elective 3

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