University Catalog 2023-2024

Architecture (Bachelor)

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To become an architect, students must earn an accredited, professional degree in Architecture. The Bachelor of Architecture is a one-year professional degree program only for students who have earned a four-year undergraduate degree in Architecture (from NC State or another program within a NAAB accredited institution). Admission requirements include prerequisite courses which must be included in the applicant’s undergraduate program. A transcript review will identify any prerequisite deficiencies. If accepted to the program, the applicant will be advised regarding how to comply with the prerequisite requirements.

The B.Arch is an advanced degree program that emphasizes comprehensive and integrative design processes. The program prepares students for professional practice through two design studios and a series of required and elective courses in history, theory, architectural technologies, urbanism, energy studies and environmental systems. In this program, students develop a directed thesis project with faculty members, and this project allows students to focus on topics that are critical to current issues in professional architectural practice.

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Plan Requirements

ARC 501Professional Architecture Studio I6
ARC 502Professional Architecture Studio II6
Support Courses
ARC 561The Practice of Architecture3
ARC 581Project Preparation Seminar3
Architecture Elective
Architecture Elective12
Total Hours30

Architecture Elective

ADN 414Color and Light3
ARC 414Environmental Control Systems3
ARC 441History of Contemporary Architecture3
ARC 442History of NC Architecture3
ARC 492Special Topics in Architecture1-3
ARC 495Independent Study in Architecture1-3
ARC 543Analysis of Precedent3
ARC 544American City Planning History3
ARC 546Theory of Building Types3
ARC 561The Practice of Architecture3
ARC 570Anatomy of the City3
ARC 571Urban House3
ARC 574Place and Place Making3
ARC 581Project Preparation Seminar3

Semester Sequence

This is a sample.

At the completion of four year study (126 credit hours) the Bachelor of Environmental Design in Architecture (BEDA) is granted. An application to the Fifth Year is required. If accepted to the program students will follow this course of study:

Plan of Study Grid
Fifth Year
Fall SemesterHours
ARC 501 Professional Architecture Studio I 6
ARC 581 Project Preparation Seminar 3
Architecture Elective 3
Architecture Elective 3
Spring Semester
ARC 502 Professional Architecture Studio II 6
ARC 561 The Practice of Architecture 3
Architecture Elective 3
Architecture Elective 3
 Total Hours30