Architecture, BAR

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2018-2019. Learn more about University Academic Regulation 3.1.

Minimum Overall Grade Point Average: 2.00
Total Hours: 154

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 I 13
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
American History Since 1865
POLS 1113American Government3
Analytical & Quantitative Thought (A)
MATH 2144Calculus I (A) 14
ENSC 2113Statics 13
Humanities (H)
ARCH 2003Architecture and Society (HI) 13
Select 3 hours ARCH history designated (H):3
History and Theory of Baroque Architecture (H)
The Ethics of the Built Environment (H)
Any other ARCH (H)
History of Classical Art (H)
History of Italian Renaissance Art (H)
History of Baroque Art (H)
History of American Art (DH)
History of 20th Century Art (HI)
Natural Sciences (N)
Must include one Laboratory Science (L) course4
College Physics I (LN) (or) 1
University Physics I (LN) 1
Select 3 hours designated (N)3
Social & Behavioral Sciences (S)
Courses designated (S)
Select 3 hours lower division3
Select 3 hours upper division3
Additional General Education
Courses Designated (A), (H), (N), or (S)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 Architecture 12
ARCH 1216Architectural Design Studio I 16
ARCH 2116Architectural Design Studio II 16
ARCH 2216Architectural Design Studio III 16
ARCH 2263Building Systems 13
Hours Subtotal23
Major Requirements
ARCH 3116Architectural Design Studio IV6
ARCH 3134Architectural Science I: Thermal Systems and Life Safety4
ARCH 3216Architectural Design Studio V6
ARCH 3223Structures: Timbers3
ARCH 3252Computer Applications in Architecture I 12
ARCH 3262Computer Applications in Architecture II2
ARCH 3263Materials In Architecture3
ARCH 3323Structures: Steel I3
ARCH 3433Architectural Science II: Acoustics and Lighting3
ARCH 4093Architectural Project Management3
ARCH 4116Design Studio VI6
ARCH 4123Structures: Concrete I3
ARCH 4216Architectural Design Studio VII6
ARCH 4263Architecture Seminar3
ARCH 4374International Field Study (HI)4
ARCH 5117Architectural Design Studio VIII7
ARCH 5193Management of Architectural Practice3
Architecture Electives
Select 9 hours from:9
Special Topics in Architecture
History and Theory of Baroque Architecture (H)
Structures: Analysis I
History and Theory of American Architecture
History and Theory of Medieval Architecture
Advanced Graphics and Theory of Representation
Urban USA Field Study
Special Topics in Architecture
History and Theory of Early Modern Architecture
Structures: Foundations for Buildings
History and Theory of Skyscraper Design (H)
History and Theory of Architecture: Cities
Sustainable Design in Architecture
History and Theory of Islamic Architecture
The Ethics of the Built Environment (H)
Computational Foundations
History and Theory of Modern Architecture in Italy
Masonry Design and Analysis
Real Estate Development
Entrepreneurship and Architecture
ARCH History
ARCH 2203History and Theory of Architecture Since 19003
Hours Subtotal79
Must be selected from the course list available in the School of Architecture
Any upper division course; lower division CHIN, LATN, FREN, GRMN, SPAN, JAPN;11
Introduction to Speech Communication (S)
University Bands I
Symphony Orchestra I
University Choral Ensembles I
Life Drawing
Oil Painting I
Watercolor I
Jewelry and Metals I
Ceramics I
Sculpture I
Printmaking I
Studio Art Digital Survey
Illustration I
Typography I
Graphic Design I
Digital Design I
Oil Painting II
Watercolor II
Jewelry And Metals II
Ceramics II
Sculpture II
Printmaking II
Illustration II
Typography II
Graphic Design II
Calculus II (A)
Calculus III
Strength of Materials
College Physics II (LN)
University Physics II (LN)
Hours Subtotal11
Total Hours154

Admission to Professional School (required)

  • Refer to the OSU Catalog corresponding to your matriculation date for detailed admissions requirements.

Graduation Requirements

  • A final grade of ‘C’ or better in all ARCH prefix courses, substitutions for ARCH prefix courses, and all non-ARCH prefix courses that are a prerequisite to an ARCH prefix course.
  •  The capstone course for Architecture majors is ARCH 5117 Architectural Design Studio VIII.

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 2024.