BA in Architecture Curriculum

124 Credit Hours

The major in Architecture follows a curriculum that culminates in the degree of Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Architecture.

MP = Global Miami Plan Requirements 
(A suggested sequence of MP courses is shown in italics; courses and sequence to be discussed with academic advisor.) 

Architecture Curriculum: First Year
(30 Credit hours)
Fall Semester
(14 credit hours)
Spring Semester
(16 credit hours)
ARC 101 Studio I (credit for MP Experiential Learning) (5)  ARC 102 Studio II (5)
ARC 113 Graphic Media I (2)  ARC 114 Graphic Media II (2)
ARC 103 First Year Shop (1) MP (Fdtn IV Natl Sci Bio or Phy w/Lab) (3)
MP (Fdtn I English)(3) MP (Fdtn IIc Social Science) (3)
MP (Fdtn IV Natl Sci Bio or Phy) (3) MP (Intercultural Perspectives) (3)
UNV 101 University Studies 101 (recommended

 

Architecture Curriculum: Second Year
(32 Credit hours)
Fall Semester
(16 credit hours)
Spring Semester
(16 credit hours)
ARC 201 Studio III (5) ARC 202 Studio IV (5)
ARC 213 Graphic Media III (2) ARC 214 Graphic Media IV (2)
ARC 212 Env. Systems I (credit for MP Fdtn V Math/Tech) (3) ARC 211 Landscape/Urban Design (3)
ARC 221 Arch. History (credit for MP Fdtn IIb Humanities) (3) ARC 222 Arch. History II (credit for MP Fdtn IIa Creative Arts) (3)
MP (Fdtn III Global Perspectives)1 (3) MP (Thematic Sequence #1) (3)
Architecture Curriculum: Third Year
(33 Credit hours)
Fall Semester
(18 credit hours)
Spring Semester
(15 credit hours)
ARC 301 Studio V2 (6) ARC 302 Studio VI (6)
Architectural Elective (History/Theory)3 (3) Architectural Elective (History/Theory) (3)
Architectural Elective (Building Technology)4 (3) Architectural Elective (Building Technology) (3)
MP (Thematic Sequence #2) (3) MP (Fdtn III Global Perspectives) (3)
MP (Advanced Writing) (3)
Architecture Curriculum: Fourth Year
(29 Credit hours)
Fall Semester
(14 credit hours)
Spring Semester
(15 credit hours)
ARC 401 Studio VII (6) ARC 402 Studio VIII (MP Capstone (6)
Architectural Elective (Building Technology)(3) Architectural Elective (History/Theory) (3)
Architectural Elective (Comm. Process) (2) Architectural Elective (Building Technology) (3)
MP (Thematic Sequence #3) (3) General Elective (3)

Total number of 124 credit hours required for graduation.

NOTES


1 Fdtn III Global Perspectives may alternatively be fulfilled with six hours of credit from any Miami-approved Study Abroad program. International students may complete Fdtn III through six hours of Global Miami Plan course work.

2 Studios I-IV must be taken in the semester and sequence shown. Studios V-VIII are upper-level elective studios. The upper-division studio sequence may be accelerated by taking a maximum of one pre-approved 6-credit hour summer studio taken after completion of ARC 202. All 400 level upper-level studios are offered as Miami Plan Capstones. 

3 Required upper-level Architectural Electives must be met by a minimum of:
(A suggested sequence of Arch. Elective courses are shown in parentheses; courses and sequence to be discussed with an academic advisor.)
9 credit hours in History/Theory
12 credit hours in Building Technology and Practice
2 credit hours in Communication Process

4 The following Building Technology Elective courses are recommended for students intending to pursue a Master of Architecture:
ARC 410 Statics and Strength of Materials
ARC 417 Architectural Materials
ARC 418 Construction Methods