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Architectural Studies - B.A.

COLLEGE: College of Architecture and Environmental Design
DEPARTMENT: 304 Taylor Hall
Tel: 330-672-2789 | Fax: 330-672-3809


DESCRIPTION: The Architectural Studies program is directed at three populations:
  1. Students interested in environmental design seeking a basis for further study and eventual employment in cultural theory and criticism, urban planning and design, studio art and other fields where an architectural sensibility may provide a strategic advantage.
  2. Students who plan to complete a terminal professional design program in a second-entry master's degree-level program and seek the broadly based education valued by such programs.
  3. Students who combine architectural education with studies in other disciplines (e.g., journalism, geography, information technology, graphic design, library sciences, marketing and management) instead of a full studio and technically based professional program.
Upon completion of the four-year bachelor's degree, graduates may seek employment in the construction and development industries, develop careers in cultural theory or pursue a variety of professional graduate programs including law, architecture and business.  
Application deadline is January 31. All applications must include the $40 application fee, official American College Test (ACT)/Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) scores and an official high school transcript which shows class rank and coursework in  9th, 10th and 11th grades, as well as the courses that are being taken or will be taken in the senior year. Transcripts that do not show class rank and senior courses cannot be considered. All completed applications received by the deadline will be reviewed.

Applicants will be considered based on the following criteria:
  • High school GPA.
  • High school class rank.
  • ACT/SAT scores.
Applicants will be notified of their admission status by March 1. Those offered admission must notify the college of their acceptance by April 1.

High school students who have applied to the architecture professional program (B.S. in Arch.) or the interior design program and have not been accepted may qualify for admission into the Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies nonprofessional program.

General Admission for Transfer Students: General admissions for transfer students: Generally, a transfer applicant who has taken 12 or more semester hours with a college cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale may be admitted. An applicant who has taken fewer than 12 semester hours will be evaluated on both collegiate and high school records. For more information on admissions, visit the Admissions website for transfer students

Also, see transfer student admissions for selective programs:
Minimum 125 credit hours, including all required coursework. Minimum 2.25 GPA in the major and 2.00 cumulative GPA.
STUDY ABROAD/AWAY OPPORTUNITIES: The college offers full-semester programs abroad for qualified fourth-year Architectural Studies majors. The study abroad program is housed in the 13th-century Palazzo dei Cerchi, located in the heart of historic Florence, Italy. The program is open to all students who have made satisfactory progress toward completion of their undergraduate program
PROGRAM FEE: $50/semester
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