Architecture and Civil Engineering majors typically take the following courses in the fall semester of their first year:

First-Year Experience Learning Community Courses

We will register you in these courses.

  1. Philosophy (PHIL 201)
  2. English Composition (ENG 101) OR Theology (TRS 201)

Why am I taking these classes?   Honors students take equivalent honors courses.

Major Courses

You will need to choose and register for these courses.

  1. Introduction to Architecture (ARPL 101)
  2. Introduction to Engineering Design and Professionalism (ENGR 102)
  3. Literature Elective
  4. Math 121 or other calculus-sequence course, depending on calculus placement exam

1st Semester Courses

To begin your study of architecture this fall, you should register for “Introduction to Architecture” (ARPL 101). Besides an introduction to the world of design and architecture, this class will help you raise your powers of observation and awareness of the quality of the designed environment.

Finally, you need to take a math course and ideally "Calculus 1" (MATH 121) or higher. To find out if you are ready for calculus, take the calculus placement exam and register for the math course into which you place.

Know which courses you want? Get registered.