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Attribute Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; ELR Experiential Learning; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive 

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity, writing-intensive and the experiential learning requirements.


Course Title Credits Min. Grade
  UC 10097 Destination Kent State: First Year Experience 1 1  
MAJOR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (78 credits)  Courses count in major GPA 
Attribute Course Title Credits Min. Grade
  AED 10101 Design Foundations Studio I 3  
  AED 10102 Design Foundations Studio II 3  
KFA ARCH 10011 Global Architectural History I 3  
KFA ARCH 10012 Global Architectural History II 3  
  ARCH 20101 Second Year Design Studio I 3  
  ARCH 20102 Second Year Design Studio II 3  
  ARCH 20301 Introduction to Building Structures 3  
  ARCH 20601 Computer Applications in Architecture I 2  
  ARCH 20602 Computer Applications in Architecture II 1  
 WIC ARCH 30001 Site Design 1 C 2
  ARCH 30002 Urban Design 3 1  
  ARCH 30101 Third Year Design Studio I 5  
 ELR ARCH 30102 Third Year Design Studio II 4 5  
  ARCH 30301  Structural Systems I 3  
  ARCH 30401 Methods and Materials I 3  
  ARCH 30501 Environmental Technology I 3  
WIC ARCH 40001 Sustainable Design I 1 C 2
  ARCH 40002 Systems Design 1  
  ARCH 40101 Fourth Year Design Studio I 5  
  ARCH 40102 Fourth Year Design Studio II 5  
  ARCH 40302 Structural Systems II 3  
  ARCH 40402 Methods and Materials II 3  
  ARCH 40502 Environmental Technology II 3  
  Architectural History Elective, choose from the following: 3  
  ARCH 45210 Renaissance Architecture (3)    
  ARCH 45211 Baroque Architecture (3)    
  ARCH 45213 20th Century Architectural History (3)    
  ARCH 45220 American Architecture: Colonial to 1900 (3)    
  ARCH 45230 Frank Lloyd Wright (3)    
  ARCH 45240 The Skyscraper (3)    
  ARCH 45241 Architecture of World's Fairs (3)    
  ARCH 45291 Seminar: Variable Topics in Architectural History (1-3)    
  Architecture (ARCH) Electives (upper-division) 9  
Attribute Course Title Credits Min. Grade
Algebra and Trigonometry (5)   or
Calculus with Precalculus I (3)
Analytic Geometry and Calculus I (5)   or
Calculus with Precalculus II (3)
KBS PHY 13001 General College Physics I 4  
KBS PHY 13012 College Physics II 5 2  
KBS PHY 13021 General College Physics Laboratory I 1  
  Kent Core Composition 6  
  Kent Core Humanities 3  
  Kent Core Social Sciences 6 6  
  Kent Core Additional 3  
  Non-Architecture Electives
Number of elective credit hours required depends on meeting minimum 124 credit hours and minimum 39 upper-division hours.
  1. UC 10097 is not required of transfer students with 25 credits (excluding College Credit Plus) or students age 21+ at time of admission.
  2. A minimum C (2.000) grade must be earned in either ARCH 30001 or ARCH 40001 to fulfill the writing-intensive requirement.
  3. This course is equivalent to ARCH 30012 Urban Design (Florence, Italy)
  4. This course is equivalent to ARCH 30112 Third Year Design Studio II (Florence, Italy)
  5. Students who successfully complete PHY 13002 will have met the requirement for PHY 13012.
  6. ECON 22060 Principles of Microeconomics is a recommended Kent Core Social Sciences course.


Progression Requirements:

Requirements for Advancement to Third Year—Professional Level

Advancement review for the Bachelor of Science in Architecture occurs at the end of the second year. Upon completion of 60 semester hours, students are required to contact the Office of Advising and Academic Services in Taylor Hall to obtain a requirement sheet bearing a current evaluation of all progress toward completion of the students’ chosen degree program. Requirement evaluations are not a substitute for meeting with a faculty advisor. To advance, students must accomplish the following:

  • Comply with all specific course prerequisites.
  • Complete the following courses: AED 10101, 10102; ARCH 10011, 10012, 20101, 20102, 20301, 20601, 20602; MATH 12002 (or MATH 12011 and 12012); PHY 13001, 13012, 13021; and Kent Core Composition (6 credit hours)
  • Earn a minimum 2.25 GPA in architecture courses.
  • Earn minimum 2.50 overall GPA.


Architecture majors may not use the following course to satisfy the architectural major requirements: ARCH 10001 Understanding Architecture.

No more than 4 credit hours of PEB activities courses may apply to required semester hours for graduation.

No more than the first 16 credit hours of ROTC courses may apply to required semester hours for graduation. Veterans who have completed a minimum one year of active duty may receive PEB credit for military basic training according to branch of service, as follows:

  • Army and Marine Corps: 3 credit hours
  • Navy and Coast Guard: 2 credit hours
  • Air Force: 1 credit hour