Bachelor of Architecture

The following requirements are effective for students admitted on or after Fall 2017:

  • High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED)
  • Verbal SAT score of 530 or higher or
    • ENG 005 Developmental Writing or course waiver
    • REA 008 Reading for Understanding or course waiver
  • Math SAT score of 540 or higher, or
    • MAT 111 Algebra II or course waiver
  • Two Letters of Recommendation and/or Teacher Evaluations
  • Design Document Submission: Portfolio or Artistic Review Challenge (a portfolio may be required for transfer or current UMA students.)
  • Personal Interview (optional)
  • Transfer Applicants: Official College Transcripts
  • Transfer, Current & Alumni Applicants: Minimum Cumulative G.P.A.: 3.0

Admission to the Bachelor of Architecture program is selective. Students must complete the above requirements to be eligible for consideration.

  • Minimum 150 Credit Hours
  • Writing Intensive Course
  • Information Literacy to be met
  • Diversity Requirement to be met
  • Minimum Cumulative G.P.A.: 2.50
  • 30 Credit Hours of Residency Courses
  • 9 Credits of Upper-Level Major Residency Courses
  • Minimum G.P.A. in the Major: 2.50
  • ARC 101 Introduction to Architectural Graphics & Design Communication (4)
  • ARC 102 Architectural Design I (4)
  • ARC 110 Introduction to Architectural Representation (3)
  • ARC 120 Introduction to Digital Tools in Architecture (3)
  • ARC 123 The Principles & Philosophy of Architecture (3)
  • ARC 203 Architectural Design II (4)
  • ARC 204 Architectural Design III (4)
    • Portfolio Review after ARC 204: Passing necessary for advancement to ARC 305
  • ARC 212 Building a Human World (3)
  • ARC 221 Concepts of Structure (3)
  • ARC 231 Architectural Materials and Methods (3)
  • ARC 241 Architectural Research & Analysis (3)
  • ARC 251 Sustainable Design Concepts (3)
  • ARC 261 Computer Aided Design & Drafting (3)
  • ARC 262 Building Information Modeling (3)
  • ARC 305 Architectural Design IV (4)
  • ARC 306 Architectural Design V (4)
  • ARC 322 Concepts of Structure II (3)
  • ARC 332 Construction Techniques (3)
  • ARC 350 Mechanical Systems in Architecture (3)
  • ARC 361 Portfolio Development (1)
  • ARC 406 Architectural Apprenticeship (1)
  • ARC 407 Architectural Design VI (4)
  • ARC 408 Architectural Design VII (4)
    • Portfolio Review after ARC 408: Passing necessary for advancement to ARC 509
  • ARC 421 Professional Practice (3)
  • ARC 431 Architectural Theory (3)
  • ARC 441 Architectural Travel Experience (3)
  • ARC 509 Architectural Design VIII – Pre Thesis (4)
  • ARC 510 Architectural Design IX – Thesis Capstone (6)
  • Complete two upper-level (300-400 level) Architecture electives, one of which must be technology centered. (Having “technical” in the elective course title denotes this.) (6)
  • ARH 105 History of Art and Architecture I (3)
  • ARH 106 History of Art and Architecture II (3)
  • ARH/ARC 312 History of Modern Architecture (3)
  • ART 115 Drawing I (3)
  • Complete two art electives (6)
  • Complete any 100-level Communications course (3)
  • Complete one of the following Computer Information Systems electives (3):
    • CIS 100 Introduction to Computer Applications
    • CIS 101 Introduction to Computer Science
  • ENG 101 College Writing (3)
  • Complete one of the following English electives (3):
    • ENG 102W Introduction to Literature
    • ENG 317W Professional Writing
  • Complete one of the following Mathematics electives (3):
    • MAT 112 College Algebra
    • MAT 124 Pre-Calculus
    • MAT 125 Calculus I
  • PHY 115 General Physics I + lab (4)
  • Complete two of the following Social Science electives (6):
    • ANT 1xx any 100-level Anthropology course
    • ECO 1xx any 100-level Economics course
    • ECO 201 Macroeconomics
    • ECO 202 Microeconomics
    • JUS 1xx any 100-level Justice Studies course
    • POS 1xx any 100-level Political Science course
    • PSY 1xx any 100-level Psychology course
    • SOC 1xx any 100-level Sociology course
    • SSC 1xx any 100-level Social Science course
  • Complete 9 credits of any 100-level or higher electives (9)

This program resides under the College of Arts & Sciences

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