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Degree Breakdown

The Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch)* Degree – 162 Units

* Candidacy Status

B.Arch (Candidacy Status) Architecture Learning Outcomes

Students enrolled in the B.Arch (Candidacy Status) program will complete 162 units, consisting of the following:

Major Core 36 units
Major by Advisement 69 units
Liberal Arts 45 units
Non-Architecture Electives 12 units
TOTAL 162 units

Students must earn a total of 162 semester units with an overall cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.0 in order to receive their degree. In addition to the major architecture courses, students must complete a minimum of 3 courses of History of Architecture, 1 Quantitative Literacy course, 1 Advanced Math course, 1 Physics course, 1 Social Factors & Historical Awareness course, 2 Written Communications courses, 1 Culture & Human Behaviors course and 1 Urban Studies course. See the Liberal Arts home page for course options and waiver requirements. A Petition to Graduate form must be filed by students with the Student Services Office prior to their last semester if they are to be eligible for graduation at the end of that semester. Students should contact their Student Advisor for detailed information regarding the petition period and deadlines.

The Master of Architecture (M.Arch) Degree

Track I - (Qualified Professional Bachelor of Architecture Degree + 63 Graduate Credits)
Track II - (Qualified Undergraduate Degree in a Field Other than Architecture + 87 Graduate Credits)

The Master of Architecture (M.Arch) is comprised of the following components:

Graduate Program Learning Outcome

Studio Courses 45 units
Directed Study 12 units
Electives 6 units
TOTAL 63 units

Students enrolled in the Master of Architecture (M.Arch) program (Track I) will earn a total of 63 semester units of graduate course work with an overall cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.0 in order to receive their degree. Students are also required to have a final review. A Petition to Graduate form will be filed by students prior to their last semester if they are to be eligible for graduation at the end of that semester. Students should contact their Student Advisor for detailed information regarding the petition period and deadlines.

Studio Courses 69 units
Directed Study 12 units
Electives 6 units
TOTAL 87 units

Students enrolled in the Master of Architecture (M.Arch) program (Track II) will earn a total of 87 semester units of graduate course work with an overall cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.0 in order to receive their degree. Students are also required to have a final review. A Petition to Graduate form will be filed by students prior to their last semester if they are to be eligible for graduation at the end of that semester. Students should contact their Student Advisor for detailed information regarding the petition period and deadlines.

Prospective students are encouraged to contact the Graduate Admissions Office regarding qualifications for these two programs at info@academyart.edu.