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Architectural Studies - B.A. Program Requirements PDFDownload to print


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 (53 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
    20112 History of Architecture II 3
    20113 History of Architecture III 3
    Architecture (ARCH) Electives (upper division) 12
  ARCS 20121 Studio for Architectural Studies 4
ELR/WIC   30022 Urban Design Discourse* 3
    30123 Materials and Processes of Making 3
    30124 Methods and Theories of Representation 3
    30321 Structural Typology 3
    30421 The Environmental Imperative 3
WIC   40114 Theory and Criticism in Architectural Media* 3
Type Course Title Credits
KFA ARTH 22006 Art History I: Ancient to Medieval Art 3
KFA   22007 Art History II: Renaissance to Modern Art 3
KAD PHIL 11009 Principles of Thinking 3
  Foreign Language 11-15
  Kent Core Composition 6-8
  Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning 3-5
  Kent Core Humanities or Fine Arts (must be selected from Humanities) 3
  Kent Core Social Sciences (must be from two disciplines) 6
  Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include one laboratory) 6-7
  Kent Core Additional 3
  Non-Architecture Electives (9 credit hours must be upper-division) 24

*A minimum C (2.000) grade must be earned to fulfill the writing-intensive requirement.


Special Major Note:

Students who pass 15 credits of non-remedial academic coursework each fall and spring semester and the 1-credit First Year Experience course will accumulate 121 credits in four years. This major requires 125 credits for graduation. Students can stay on track for graduation by:

  • Declaring their major as freshmen and completing all courses in sequence (bear in mind that switching majors may cause a delay in graduation);
  • Prioritizing required courses above electives;
  • Meeting regularly with their academic advisors to stay on track;
  • Passing each required course the first time attempted and maintaining the minimal GPA for the major;
  • Successfully completing more than 15 credit hours of relevant coursework (field-based work, internship) during academic semesters; and/or
  • Completing relevant coursework (field-based work, internship) during summer sessions.