As an architectural studies major, you will have the opportunity to take courses in all four academic divisions of the campus: arts, humanities, social sciences, and sciences.
A five-course core is required of every major and includes a foundations course in studio art, a two-semester survey on the history of architecture, an advanced seminar and an integrative project. Working closely with your faculty adviser, you will also select at least seven additional courses from a list of approved electives, developing a course of study that is best suited to your interests.
First-year students contemplating a major in architectural studies should take AHI 101, AHI 103, and an introductory-level ART or ARC studio.
Approved electives in the major include:
- ARC 241: Architectural Design Studio
- ARC 261: Landscape Architecture Design Studio
- PHI 228 Thinking Philosophically About the Environment
- PSY 320: Environmental Psychology
- SOC 264: Urban Sociology
- ES 110: Environmental Studies
See the college catalog for course descriptions and a complete list of courses approved as architectural studies electives.