Bachelor of Architecture (Upper Division)

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Students applying to the upper division must meet all requirements including the portfolio submission requirements. For more information, please review the Applications and Admissions Process section of our site.

Applicants to the professional degree program with an approved A.A. preprofessional degree in Architecture or transfer students from an accredited program in architecture must submit evidence of having completed the necessary prerequisite courses or course equivalents. Course equivalents for in-state colleges are determined by state guidelines. Course equivalence from other accredited programs is verified by faculty review of the corresponding published course descriptions and syllabi. Only grades of “C” or better are accepted for all required courses. Courses for which grades of “C-” or lower are indicated in official transcripts shall not be accepted for credit toward the 159-credit requirement.

Admission to upper division is fall entry only. All students admitted to the B.Arch. program are expected to enter the professional course sequence with the ability to prepare graphic presentations utilizing normative, descriptive, architectural drawing techniques. For more information on admission requirements please see the catalog (link to catalog).

A minimum grade of “C” is required for each architecture (ARC-prefixed) course, including electives. A grade of “C-” or below does not meet this requirement. When a grade below a “C” is earned, the course will not count toward any portion of the 159-credit requirement.The 159-credit requirement must be met by all students seeking the first professional B.Arch. degree.

Year 3 (Junior Level)
ARC 3133Architectural Representation2
ARC 3320Architectural Design 54
ARC 3463Materials and Methods of Construction3
ARC 3710Pre-Modern Architecture History and Theory3
ARC 3374Site Planning and Engineering3
ARC 3321
ARC 4322
Architectural Design 6 or
Vertical Studio
4
ARC 3503Architectural Structures 23
ARC 3610Environmental Technology 13
ARC 3185CIntroduction to Digital Modeling and Documentation3
ARC 3091Architectural Research Methods and Analysis3
Year 4 (Senior Level)
ARC 4219Architectural Theory3
ARC 4326
ARC 4322
Architectural Design 7 or
Vertical Studio
4
ARC 4712Modern Architecture History and Theory3
ARC 4327
ARC 4322
Architectural Design 8 or
Vertical Studio
4
ARC 4620Environmental Technology 23
ARC 4504Architectural Structures 33
Digital Elective3
Electives9
Note: Students may enroll once in ARC 4322, Vertical Studio, as a substitute for one of the following: ARC 3321, ARC 4326 or ARC 4327. Prerequisites and corequisites for each of the above courses must be passed with a grade of “C” or better. (See Course Descriptions section for ARC 3321, ARC 4326 and ARC 4327 for further information.)
Year 5 (Thesis Level)
ARC 5328Advanced Architectural Design 16
ARC 5271Professional Practice A3
ARC 5352Comprehensive Design Project6
ARC 5272Professional Practice B3
ARC 6305Introduction to Urban Design3
Electives (3000, 4000, 5000 level)15

For Further clarification of coursework or if you have any questions as a current or incoming Architecture student, please contact the Academic Advisor, Versel Reid at (vreid@fau.edu).

For more information please review the Frequently Asked Questions.