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Courses for a Degree in Architecture

A college degree in architecture focuses on designing and building houses, offices, and other types of buildings.

For this major you’ll take lots of architecture classes. But you’ll also need to take classes in the arts, science, math, and social sciences to earn your bachelor’s degree. These extra courses help make sure that you graduate from college with all of the skills you’ll need to prepare for a successful career as an architect.

Here are some of the courses you might take to earn a degree in architecture:

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