Architectural Design Studies: Design, Culture and Urban Studies, BS

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2023-2024. Learn more about University Academic Regulation 3.1.

Minimum Overall Grade Point Average: 2.00
Total Hours: 124

General Education Requirements
All General Education coursework requirements are satisfied upon completion of this degree plan
English Composition
See Academic Regulation 3.5
ENGL 1113Composition I3
or ENGL 1313 Critical Analysis and Writing I
Select one of the following:3
Composition II
Critical Analysis and Writing II
Technical Writing
American History & Government
Select one of the following:3
Survey of American History
American History to 1865 (H)
American History Since 1865 (DH)
POLS 1113American Government3
Analytical & Quantitative Thought (A)
MATH 1813Preparation for Calculus (A)3
or MATH 2144 Calculus I (A)
Humanities (H)
ARCH 2283History and Theory of Architecture II (H)3
or ARCH 2003 Architecture and Society (HI)
ARCH 4374International Field Study (HI)4
Natural Sciences (N)
Must include one Laboratory Science (L) course4
College Physics I (LN)
University Physics I (LN)
Select 3 hours designated (N)3
Social & Behavioral Sciences (S)
SPCH 2713Introduction to Speech Communication (S)3
Courses designated (S)
Select 6 hours6
Additional General Education
Three additional hours of (A), (H), (S), (D), (I), (N)3
Hours Subtotal41
Diversity (D) & International Dimension (I)
May be completed in any part of the degree plan
At least one Diversity (D) course
At least one International Dimension (I) course
College/Departmental Requirements
ARCH 1112Introduction to Architecture2
ARCH 1216Architectural Design Studio I6
ARCH 2116Architectural Design Studio II6
ARCH 2183History and Theory of Architecture I3
ARCH 2216Architectural Design Studio III6
ARCH 2252Design Communication I: Visual and Graphic Acuity2
ARCH 2263Building Systems3
Hours Subtotal28
Major Requirements
ARCH 4203Experimental Design Lab3
ARCH 3033Design Methods3
ARCH 4991Professional Development for Architects and Architectural Engineers1
Architecture Electives
Select 9 hours from:9
History and Theory of Renaissance and Baroque Architecture (H)
Special Topics in Architecture
History and Theory of American Architecture
History and Theory of Medieval Architecture
Advanced Graphics and Theory of Representation
Design and Diversity in Urban Centers of the US
History and Theory of Structures in Architecture (H)
Special Topics in Architecture
History and Theory of Skyscraper Design (H)
Sustainable Design in Architecture
History and Theory of Islamic Architecture
Real Estate Development
Entrepreneurship and Architecture
Option Core Courses
ARCH 4183History and Theory of Architecture: Cities3
ARCH 3373Design and Diversity in Urban Centers of the US3
ANTH 3353Cultural Anthropology (IS)3
POLS 2313Social Justice Politics (D)3
SOC 3423Urban Sociology3
EEE 2023Introduction to Entrepreneurship3
GEOG 3123Urban Geography (S)3
or GEOG 3173 Cultural Geography (S)
BCOM 3113Written Communication3
or ENGL 3323 Technical Writing
Hours Subtotal40
Select 15 UPPER DIVISION hours from these subject areas - ARCH, ANTH, EEE, GEOG, HIST, MC, POLS15
Hours Subtotal15
Total Hours124

Other Requirements

  • A minimum 2.00 Technical GPA. The Technical GPA is calculated from all required courses in the curriculum with a prefix belonging to the degree program, or substitution for these courses.
  • A final grade of "C" or better in all ARCH prefix courses and ARCH course substitutes which are prerequisites to other ARCH courses. A final grade of "C" or better in all non-ARCH prefix courses that are a prerequisite to an ARCH prefix course and ARCH substitutes.

Additional State/OSU Requirements

  • At least: 60 hours at a four-year institution; 30 hours completed at OSU; 15 of the final 30 or 50% of the upper-division hours in the major field completed at OSU.
  • Limit of: one-half of major course requirements as transfer work; one-fourth of hours earned by correspondence; 8 transfer correspondence hours.
  • Students will be held responsible for degree requirements in effect at the time of matriculation and any changes that are made, so long as these changes do not result in semester credit hours being added or do not delay graduation.
  • Degrees that follow this plan must be completed by the end of Summer 2029.