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Undergraduate Program

Architectural Studies

The Department of Art and Art History offers an interdisciplinary major and minor in architectural studies for students interested in the study of architecture's history, theory and practice. The faculty adviser for architectural studies is Professor Andrew McClellan.

The program provides a broad-based liberal arts education in architecture incorporating architectural history, studio design, engineering, the humanities and social sciences. The program can also help students prepare for graduate study and careers in architecture and other allied disciplines, such as landscape architecture, urban planning, and historic preservation.

For detailed information on faculty, requirements, courses, forms, etc. see the Architectural Studies website.

Major In Architectural Studies

Twelve courses total: Seven are core courses whose subject matter is exclusively or predominantly related to the built environment. Five are electives with subject matters or methodologies highly relevant to study of the built environment. A course cannot fulfill both the core and elective requirement.

Core Requirements:
Art History (FAH) 1: Introduction to World Art I
Art History (FAH) 8: Introduction to Architecture, 1400 to the present
Studio Art (FAM) 22: Design: Architectural
Engineering core class
Humanities/Social Science core class
Architectural History core class
Art History (FAH) 98: Integrated Project Seminar

Plus 5 multidisciplinary electives (5 courses chosen from at least 3 of the following 4 disciplinary areas):

Architectural and Art History
Studio Art
Humanities/Social Sciences,
Recommended Sequence:
Freshman-Sophomore years: FAH 8, FAH 1
Freshman-Junior years: engineering core class; humanities/social science core class; studio art elective (FAM 20, 26)
Sophomore-Senior years: FAM 22; Architectural History core class; multidisciplinary electives
Senior year: FAH 98
Minor In Architectural Studies

Five courses total

Art History (FAH) 1 Introduction to World Art I
Art History (FAH) 8 Introduction to Architecture, 1400 to the present
Studio Art (FAM 22; or 20, 23, 26)
Engineering core class
Architectural History core class