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Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies

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Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies (120 Credits)

Students may apply for certification at the end of spring semester of the first year. Certification requirements include completion of a minimum of 24 semester credits and earning a C or better grade in the following courses: SDC 100, 120, and 140. Additional required courses are COM 102, ENGLISH 101, HISTORY 105, PSYCH 105 or SOC 101, and one fine arts class (FINE ART 101, 201, or 202). Transfer equivalents may be approved by the program. A minimum 2.5 WSU cumulative GPA is required to apply for certification. Students’ overall WSU GPA and major specific GPA from the courses listed above are considered in the application process.

Certification Guarantee: Students who have completed the certification courses noted above with an average GPA of at least 3.2, who have an overall GPA of at least 3.2 in the completed courses required in the major, and who have not repeated any required courses, are guaranteed certification.

The plan below is a suggested path to completion of the architectural studies degree. Students will meet with an advisor each semester to confirm academic schedule and monitor progress towards graduation.

Students are required to earn a grade of C or better in all major courses required for the degree(ARCH 201, 203, 209, 210, 215, 301, 303, 309, 351, 352, 401, 403; CST M 201, 202, 332, 333; SDC 100, 120, 140, 250, 350).
First Year
First TermCredits
COM 102 [COMM]3
Humanities [HUM]3
SDC 100 [ARTS]3
SDC 1203
Second TermCredits
FINE ART 101, 201, or 202 3
MATH pre-req (if needed) or MATH [QUAN]13 or 4
PSYCH 105 [SSCI] or SOC 101[SSCI]3
SDC 1403
Second Year
First TermCredits
ARCH 2015
ARCH 2103
CST M 2013
MATH [QUAN] or Elective13 or 4
SDC 2503
Second TermCredits
ARCH 2035
ARCH 2093
ARCH 215 3
CST M 2023
SDC 350 [M]3
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermCredits
ARCH 3015
ARCH 309 [M]3
ARCH 3513
CST M 3323
Diversity [DIVR]3
Second TermCredits
ARCH 3035
ARCH 3523
CST M 3333
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
ARCH 4016
ARCH 4632 3
Supportive Elective33
Second TermCredits
ARCH 403 [CAPS]6
ARCH 53120 or 3
ARCH 54020 or 3
Biological Sciences [BSCI]3 or 4
Supportive Electives33

1All freshmen must take the math placement exam. Completion of MATH 108 with a grade of C or better, a minimum ALEKS math placement score of 75%, or passing MATH 140, 171 or 202 is required for PHYSICS 101 [PSCI]. MATH 108 does not fulfill the University [QUAN] requirement for graduation. Students who do not take MATH prerequisites may need additional credits to meet the University minimum of 120 credits.
2ARCH 463 is required for students intending to enter the M. Arch program. Students not intending to enter the M. Arch program may take ARCH 463 or an additional supportive elective in its place. ARCH 531 and 540 may be taken and reserved for graduate credit towards the accelerated M. Arch program if a grade of B or better is earned. Courses must be in addition to the requirements for undergraduate degree, and students must have a 3.0 GPA over the last 60 hours of undergraduate work to be eligible.
3Supportive Elective: At least 6 credits of any 300-400-level courses from ARCH, CST M, DESIGN, I D, LND ARCH, or SDC, not used to fulfill major requirements.

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