Summer Program

Architectural Concept Institute (ACI)

This program is designed to give high achieving incoming freshman students an opportunity to immerse themselves in the study of architecture. Students may apply for this ten-week pre-freshman college program in the summer preceding Fall enrollment. ACI offers an intensive courses in Architectural Design and Graphics with credit being applied toward an undergraduate degree in architecture. If you are interested in participating in the ACI program, please call the School of Architecture at (936) 261-9800.

High School Preparation
A general high school background is sufficient for entering students. Do not think that because you can not draw or have never had drafting or art that you will be unsuccessful. We can teach you the basics if you have the desire. While in high school, the following classes are recommended but all are not mandatory for entry.

Math: Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry
Science: Physics
English: Writing course, Literature
Drawing: Drafting and Art
Assistantships

Research assistantships are available for qualified undergraduate students on a variety of research projects within the school.

Scholarships and Financial Aid
Loans, work study, scholarships and grants are available through Financial Aid Seminars. Please contact them directly for further information.

Honor Societies, Clubs, and Service Organizations
Student organizations play an important role in helping students become part of their academic program and their chosen profession. All students are encouraged to become active members of sponsored organizations both within the School of Architecture and the greater University community.

Organizations of particular interest to students of architecture are: (1) American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) is the local chapter of the national student organization. (2) Women in Architecture and (3) Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society.

The International Study and Work Abroad Program

International experiences expand students’ understanding and deepen their knowledge of the world, thus better preparing them for a life of service and professional productivity in the ever increasing global marketplace.

Students participating in the study or work abroad programs must be approved by an advisor, department or  division head, and dean.  In selecting programs abroad, they should assess at the outset whether proficiency  in a language other than English is required or preferred.

Applicants for the study or work abroad programs are to present evidence of the following:
Completion of a minimum of 30 semester credit hours of college level work

Enrollment in the University during the semester of application for study or work abroad and plans to  enroll in the University during the semester or summer terms that the student expects to be abroad

Enrollment in credit accruing internship or cooperative education if in a work abroad program

Attainment of a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.50

Attainment of a minimum graduate GPA of 3.0

Agreement to participate in all applicable orientations to the study or work abroad program

Coverage by health insurance that is acceptable by medical providers in the countries of destination

Commitment to complete the work and the study abroad assignments

Agreement to participate in all applicable orientations to the study or work abroad program

Coverage by health insurance that is acceptable by medical providers in the countries of destination

Commitment to complete the work and the study abroad assignments

Commitment to participate in the academic and work site supervisors evaluation process if in a work  abroad program

Applications for Study and Work-Abroad Programs should be directed to the International Academic  Programs Committee, Room 231, W.R. Banks Building, or call (936) 261-4962.

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