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Type Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; ELR Experiential Learning; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive 

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity, writing-intensive and the experiential learning requirements.

Course Title Credits
  US 10097 Destination Kent State: First Year Experience 1
II. MAJOR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (85 credits)  Courses count in major GPA 
Type Course Title Credits
  AED 10001 Design Thinking I 2
    10002 Design Thinking II 2
    10101 Design Foundations Studio I 3
    10102 Design Foundations Studio II 3
  ARCH 10111 History of Architecture I 3
    20101 Second Year Design Studio I 3
    20102 Second Year Design Studio II 3
    20112 History of Architecture II 3
    20113 History of Architecture III 3
    20201 Beyond Western Architecture 3
    20301 Introduction to Building Structures 3
    20601 Computer Applications in Architecture I 2
    20602 Computer Applications in Architecture II 1
 WIC   30001 Site Design* 1
    30002 Urban Design 1
    30101 Third Year Design Studio I 5
 ELR   30102 Third Year Design Studio II 5
    30301  Structural Systems I 3
    30401 Methods and Materials I 3
    30501 Environmental Technology I 3
WIC   40001 Sustainable Design I* 1
    40002 Systems Design 1
    40101 Fourth Year Design Studio I 5
    40102 Fourth Year Design Studio II 5
    40302 Structural Systems II 3
    40402 Methods and Materials II 3
    40502 Environmental Technology II 3
    Architecture Electives (upper-division) 9
Type Course Title Credits
KFA ARTH 22006 Art History I: Ancient to Medieval Art 3
KMC MATH 11010


Algebra for Calculus (3)
Trigonometry (3)
Calculus with Precalculus I (3)
KAD   12002

Analytic Geometry and Calculus I (5)
Calculus with Precalculus II (3)
KBS PHY 13001 General College Physics I** 4
KBS   13012 College Physics II** 2
KBS   13021 General College Physics Laboratory I 1
  Kent Core Additional (must be from two categories) 3
  Kent Core Composition 6-8
  Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (minimum one course from each) 6
  Kent Core Social Sciences (Recommended: ECON 22006) 6
  Non-Architecture Electives 8

*A minimum C (2.0) grade must be earned in either ARCH 30001or ARCH 40001 to fulfill writing-intensive requirement.

**Students who successfully complete PHY 13002 will have met the requirement for PHY 13012.

Requirements for Advancement to Third Year—Professional Level


Advancement review for the Bachelor of Science in Architecture occurs at the end of the second year. Upon completion of 60 semester hours, students are required to contact the Office of Advising and Academic Services in Taylor Hall to obtain a requirement sheet bearing a current evaluation of all progress toward completion of the students’ chosen degree program. Requirement evaluations are not a substitute for meeting with a faculty advisor. To advance, students must accomplish the following:


  1. Comply with all specific course prerequisites.
  2. Complete the following courses:
    ARCH 10101, 10102, 10111, 20101, 20102, 20112,20113, 20201, 20301, 20601, 20602
    ARTH 22006
    MATH 12002 (or MATH 12011 and 12012)
    PHY 13001, 13012, 13021
  3. Earn a minimum 2.25 GPA in architecture courses.
  4. Earn minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA.


  1. Architecture majors may not use the following courses to satisfy the architectural elective requirement:
    1. ARCH 10001 Understanding Architecture
    2. ARCH 10011 Survey of Architectural History I
    3. ARCH 10012 Survey of Architectural History II
  2. No more than 4 credit hours of PEB activities courses may apply to required semester hours for graduation.
  3. No more than the first 16 credit hours of ROTC courses may apply to required semester hours for graduation. Veterans who have completed a minimum one year of active duty may receive PEB credit for military basic training according to branch of service, as follows:
    1. Army and Marine Corps: 3 credit hours
    2. Navy and Coast Guard: 2 credit hours
    3. Air Force: 1 credit hour