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Courses for a Degree in Architecture

In addition to a focus on architecture courses, colleges typically require completion of courses and electives in each of the Arts, Math, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences areas. Below are some sample courses:

Architecture Courses:

  • Architectural Foundations
  • Introduction to Architecture
  • Principles of Modern Architecture
  • Architectural History
  • Design Workshop: Visual Narratives
  • Design Workshop: Design Thinking
  • Computer Applications
  • Drawing for Architects
  • Architectural Acoustics
  • Structures
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Environmental Systems
  • Architectural Photography
  • Architecture Design
  • Historic Preservation Theory
  • Designing Sustainable Futures

General Curriculum Requirements

  • Arts Courses: Art, History, Languages, Literature, Music
  • Math Courses: Algebra, Calculus, Computer Science, Logic, Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Courses: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Social Sciences Courses: Anthropology, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology