B.S. Architecture

Overview

The bachelor of science (or pre-professional program) provides the common ground for studies in architecture. It is intended to cover the basic content of the preparation of an educated architect and to lead to professional studies at the graduate level.

Purpose and Goals

The School of Architecture is dedicated to preparing students to play a leadership role in rebuilding America’s cities and improving the quality of the built environment. By offering a diverse curriculum led by an accomplished faculty in a computer and studio intensive environment, the School of Architecture will educate significant practitioners and leaders in architecture, planning and construction.

Students majoring in architecture or construction science will be challenged to develop their abilities in problem solving, creative thinking and informed decision making as a focus of their education. They will accomplish this in a well protected and student centered environment that fosters personal development and professional excellence. The location of the School near the City of Houston offers an opportunity for students to enrich their learning experience through access to the greater architectural and construction community of the region and to many employment opportunities in the fields.

The School of Architecture offers the Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree and the Master of Architecture professional degree; the Bachelor of Science in Construction Science and the Master of Community Development. The Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree is a pre-professional degree with two options: Program A, the professional option, leads directly to the Master of Architecture professional degree. Program B, the non-professional option, provides a basic education in architecture with the opportunity to study a broad range of elective opportunities. The Bachelor of Architecture degree offered for students entering in the Fall Semester 2001 will be phased out and will not be available to students entering after that time. The Bachelor of Architecture degree and the Master of Architecture degree are accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB).

 

Bachelor of Science in Architecture -Suggested Degree Program Sequence

 

FRESHMAN YEAR

First Semester Hours Second Semester Hours
ARCH 1233 Visual Communications   3 ARCH 1266 Architecture Design II   6
ARCH 1253 Architecture Design I   3 ENGL 1143 Technical Writing   3
ARCH 1273 Intro to Multimedia Computing   3 HIST 1313 The U.S. to 1876   3
MATH 1123 Trigonometry   3 POSC 1113 American Government I   3
ENGL  1123 Freshman Composition I   3 ARCH 2223 Computer Aided Design   3
Total 15 Total 18

 

 

SOPHOMORE YEAR

First Semester Hours Second Semester Hours
ARCH 2233History and Theory of Arch I   3 ARCH 2243History and Theory of Arch II   3
ARCH 2256Architecture Design III   6 ARCH 2266Architecture Design IV   6
ARCH 2273Materials and Methods I   3 PHSC 2123 Physical Science II   3
POSC 1123American Government II   3 HIST 1323 The U.S. 1876 to Present   3
PHSC 1123 Physical Science I   3 COMM 1003 Fund. of Speech Communication   3
Total 18 Total 18

 

 

JUNIOR YEAR

 

First Semester Hours Second Semester Hours
ARCH 3256Architecture Design V   6 ARCH 3266Architecture Design VI   6
ARCH 3293Structural Systems I   3 ARCH 3463Sustainable Building   3
ARCH 3453Environmental Systems   3 ARCH 4433Structural Systems II   3
Social and Behavioral Science Elective   3 ARCH 3283Material and Methods II   3
Elective   3
Total 15 Total 18

 

 

SENIOR YEAR – Program A:  Professional Track

First Semester Hours Second Semester Hours
ARCH 4456Architecture Design VII   6 ARCH 4476Architecture Design VIII   6
ARCH 4443CAD Constr. Docs and Codes   3 Elective   3
Elective   3 Elective   3
Elective   3 Elective   3
 Total  15 Total 15
Total  Hours 132

 

 

SENIOR YEAR – Program B: Non-Professional Track

First Semester Hours Second Semester Hours
ARCH 4443CAD Constr. Docs and Codes   3
Electives 12 Elective   15
Total 15 Total   15
 Total  Hours   132

 

 

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