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Architecture (B.S.Arch.)

The four-year curriculum leading to a B.S.Arch. degree provides the undergraduate, pre-professional coursework that qualifies students to pursue a NAAB accredited, M. Arch degree. While the B.S.Arch is not an accredited professional architectural degree, qualified students who earn this degree at the University of Idaho have the opportunity to proceed directly to the accredited M.Arch program Admission to the B.S. Arch program is competitive. After the first year of study, academic achievement is reviewed to determine eligibility for continued study in architecture. Only students with a 2.5 or higher grade-point average are eligible to continue in the architecture design studio sequence. Another review is conducted at the end of the second year of study. Applicants to the third year are required to submit a portfolio containing examples of graphic work in art and architecture. A portfolio of no more than 10 pages, should be submitted in an 8-1/2" x 11" format. The submission should also contain a transcript of any college work outside the UI. The deadline for third year applications is usually May 20. Results of the evaluation are made known to applicants by the first week of July.

Students accepted into the years three and four of the curriculum are required to maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA and to receive a grade of "C" or higher in architectural design courses. Students who do not meet these criteria are ineligible for acceptance to the M.Arch. degree program and the College of Graduate Studies. Provisional admittance to the M. Arch. program can be granted, with permission, for students with GPAs of 2.8 cumulatively, or 3.0 over the last 60 credit hours. See below for M.Arch. degree requirements.

College permission is required for admittance into Architecture design courses (ARCH 253, Arch 254, Arch 353, Arch 354, Arch 453, and Arch 454) and students must achieve a minimum grade of C in the previous studio course to enroll in the next sequential studio course.

Note: Students who have not been accepted into the third year curriculum may not enroll in architectural design courses. Students who have left the program may only re-enter the curriculum by application to the college admissions committee.

Required course work includes the university requirements (see regulation J-3) and:

Arch 151

Introduction to the Built Environment (2 cr)

Arch 154

Introduction to Architectural Graphics (3 cr)

Arch 243

Digital Design Tools for Architecture and Interior Design (2 cr)

Arch 244

Computer Aided Drafting and Modeling (2 cr)

Arch 253

Architectural Design I (3 cr)

Arch 254

Architectural Design II (4 cr)

Arch 266

Materials and Methods (3 cr)

Arch 353

Architectural Design III (6 cr)

Arch 354

Architectural Design IV (6 cr)

Arch 367

Building Technology I - Steel Structures (3 cr)

Arch 385

History of Architecture I (3 cr)

Arch 386

History of Architecture II (3 cr)

Arch 450

Architectural Programming (2 cr)

Arch 453

Architectural Design V (6 cr)

Arch 454

Architectural Design VI (6 cr)

Arch 462

Building Technology II - Concrete (2 cr)

Arch 463

Environmental Control Systems I (3 cr)

Arch 463L

Environmental Control Systems I Lab (1 cr)

Arch 464

Environmental Control Systems II (3 cr)

Arch 464L

Environmental Control Systems II Lab (1 cr)

Arch 466

Building Technology III - Seismic Design (2 cr)

Arch 483

Urban Theory and Issues (3 cr)

Art 110

Integrated Art and Design Communication (2 cr)

Art 112

Drawing as Integrated Design Thinking (2 cr)

Art 121

Integrated Design Process (2 cr)

ForP 365

Wood Building Technology (3 cr)

LArc 251

Introduction to Principles of Site Design (3 cr)

Math 143

Pre-calculus Algebra and Analytic Geometry (3 cr)

Math 160

Survey of Calculus or

Phil 202

Intro to Symbolic Logic or

Stat 251

Statistical Methods or

CS 112

Intro to Problem Solving and Programming (3-4 cr)

Phys 111, Phys 111L

General Physics I and Lab (4 cr)

Courses to total 128 credits for this degree (including at least 3 cr of 200-level or above courses taken outside the disciplines of architecture; landscape architecture; art and design; interior design; and virtual technology and design; and 3 cr of 200-level or above courses taken within the disciplines; and at least 3 credits of 200-level or above courses taken in any discipline. Credits earned in completion of an academic minor may be substituted).