Academics

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE PROGRAM

The Bachelor of Science degree (pre-professional program) provides the common ground for studies in architecture. It is intended to cover the basic content for the preparation of an educated practitioner and to lead to professional studies at the graduate level. The Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree has two tracks;

  • Program A, the professional track, leads directly to enrollment in the Master of Architecture professional degree.
  • Program B, the non-professional track, provides a basic education in architecture with the opportunity to study a broad range of elective opportunities. Both tracks consist of 132 credit hours of undergraduate courses.

CONSTRUCTION SCIENCE AS A SECOND DEGREE MAJOR AND A MINOR

Due to the increased use of the Design-Build Method for project delivery, the School of Architecture offers students majoring in architecture the opportunity to complete a second major or a minor in the field of construction science. A second major in Construction Science can be obtained by architecture majors with completion of 30 credit hours. A minor in Construction Science can be obtained by completing 18 credit hours.

ART MINOR

The goal is to prepare students for the production, study, critiquing, and teaching of the arts. Course work is designed to stimulate a greater awareness of the visual arts both past and present. A minor in Art can be obtained by completing 18 credit hours.

 

MASTER OF ARCHITECTURE PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM

The Master of Architecture as a professional program prepares students for roles in the profession of architecture by building on the content of the pre-professional degree through intensive and focused advanced studies in the field of architecture practice and design. A major objective of this program is preparing graduates to obtain their professional architecture registration. The Master of Architecture degree program, consisting of an undergraduate curriculum of 132 credit hours and a graduate curriculum of 36 credit hours, is the accredited program at Prairie View A&M University.

CONSTRUCTION SCIENCE:

The Bachelor of Science in Construction Science comprises of a total of 121 credit hours. The curriculum is structured to prepare graduates for professional management and technical positions within the construction industry. Graduates also have the option of obtaining a graduate degree in construction management or business.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT:

The Master of Science in Community Development comprises of a total of 36 graduate credit hours. The curriculum is structured to prepare graduates for entry into a range of occupations in planning, development, financing, and real estate.

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