Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Architectural Studies (B.A. Arch. Studies) 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.
- Philosophy (PHIL 201)
- English Composition (ENG 101) OR Theology (TRS 201)
Major and Elective Courses
You will need to choose and register for these courses.
- Introduction to Architecture (ARPL 101)
- Literature Elective
- Math 111 or 114 (based 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.
By the time you reach the structures courses, you will need to have taken a first-level calculus course (unless you did well on an AP calculus exam, in which case you have two extra electives). To find out if you are ready for calculus, take the calculus placement exam to determine if you should register for “Calculus for Social or Life Sciences I ” (MATH 111) or “Elementary Functions” (MATH 108). If you place into MATH 108, you will need to take MATH 111 in a later semester.
Know which courses you want? Get registered.