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  Dec 17, 2017
2015-2016 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Architecture, B.Arch.: 225 units

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Offered by:  College of Environmental Design, Architecture Department

Required Core Courses for Major: 141 units

Required of all students. A 2.0 cumulative GPA is required in core courses, including subplan courses for the major, in order to receive a degree in the major.

Professional Practice Requirement: 500 hours

Prior to graduation, all students are required to register for NCARB IDP and fulfill 500 hours of internship through NCARB.  For more information, please see the department website.

Required Support Courses: 16 units

The following major support courses should be used to satisfy the indicated GE requirements. If these courses are not used to satisfy GE, the total units to degree may be more than 225 units.

Interdisciplinary General Education

The Department of Architecture prefers that students starting in the program as freshmen take the Interdisciplinary General Education (IGE) program coursework to partially meet their general education degree requirements. IGE coursework is as follows:

General Education Requirements: 68 units

Students should consult the Academic Programs website for current information regarding this requirement. Unless specific courses are stated under Support Courses, please refer to the list of approved courses under General Education Requirements, Areas A through E.

An alternate pattern for partial fulfillment of Areas A, C, and D available for students in this major is the Interdisciplinary General Education (IGE) program.  Please see the description of IGE in the catalog.

Area A, Communication and Critical Thinking (12 units)

  1. Oral Communication
  2. Written Communication
  3. Critical Thinking

Area B. Mathematics and Natural Sciences (16 units)

  1. Physical Science
  2. Biological Science
  3. Laboratory Activity
  4. Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning
  5. Science and Technology Synthesis

Area C. Humanities (16 units)

  1. Visual and Performing Arts
  2. Philosophy and Civilization
  3. Literature and Foreign Languages
  4. Humanities Synthesis

Area D. Social Sciences (20 units)

  1. U.S. History, Constitution, and American Ideals
  2. History, Economics, and Political Science
  3. Sociology, Anthropology, Ethnic and Gender Studies
  4. Social Science Synthesis

Area E. Lifelong Understanding and Self-development (4 units)

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