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.