Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies

The Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies degree is a four-year pre-professional program that offers a broad-based education in the fundamentals of architecture. It is divided into pre-architecture (years one and two--lower division) and architecture (years three and four--upper division). Students may be admitted as freshmen or as transfer students.

Qualified B.S.Arch. graduates are eligible for admission into one of the professional architecture programs (B.Arch. or M.Arch.), the Master of Science in Architecture--Facilities Management, or Master of Science in Construction Management and Engineering Technology offered at Florida A&M University and throughout the country; or they may choose to enter the building industry as employees of architects or a variety of other fields such as urban design, environmental law, or real estate development.


Application and Admission Requirements

The Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies is a limited-access program.  Minimum admission requirements for freshmen & transfer students with less than 60 hours--3.0/4.0 high school GPA; SAT (Reading: 27, Math: 26, Writing & Language: 27). ACT (English: 19, Reading: 22, Math: 22). For transfer students with 60 hours, a minimum 2.5/4.0 GPA is required.  International TOEFL score (computer-based 173, Internet-based 80) or IELTS 7.  The university admits qualified applicants to the Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies program.

 

 

Curriculum

LOWER DIVISION - PREARCHITECTURE (70100)

Fall
Course Title Hours
ARC 1003 Orientation to Architecture 1
ARC 1301 Design 1.1* 4
ENC 1101 Fresh Com Skills I (State Core) 3
  MAC State Core 3
  African American History Elective 3
Semester Hours: 14

 

Spring
Course Title Hours
ARC 1160 Computer Applications in Arch* 1
ARC 1302 Design 1.2* 4
ENC 1102 Fresh Com Skills II (State Core) 3
MAC 1147 Pre-Calculus or MTG 2206 Geometry 4
  HUM State Core 3
Semester Hours: 15
Year Total: 29
 
Fall
Course Title Hours
ARC 2161 Adv. Topics in Digital Arch* 1
ARC 2201 Theory in Architecture* 3
ARC 2303 Arch Design 2.1* 4
ARC 2470 Intro to Technology of Arch* 3
PHY 2053 College Physics I* (State Core) 3
  Social Science State Core 3
Semester Hours: 17

 

Spring
Course Title Hours
ARC 2162 CADD for Architecture* 1
ARC 2304 Architectural Design 2.2* 4
ARC 2501 Architectural Structures I 3
ARC 2701 Architectural History I* 3
  Natural Science 3
Semester Hours: 14
Year Total: 31

 

The Division of Architecture is a Limited Access Program (space is limited). Not everyone meeting minimum requirements will be able to enroll in Upper Division. Admission requirements include 1). Complete the SAET Application for Upper Division Status; 2). Completion of all courses above with a “C” or better grade; 3). Minimum 2.5/4.0 ARC and Overall GPA; and 4). If not a FAMU student, apply for admission via the FAMU Office of Admissions.

 

UPPER DIVISION - ARCHITECTURE (71101)

Fall
Course Title Hours
ARC 2702 Architectural History II* 3
ARC 3324 Architectural Design 3.1 5
ARC 3463 Mat. & Methods of Construction II 4
ARC 3351 Architectural Structures II 3
Semester Hours: 15

 

Spring
Course Title Hours
ARC 3325 Architectural Design 3.2 5
ARC 3703 Architectural History III 3
ARC 4319 Design Analysis 3
  ARC Elective 3
Semester Hours: 14
Year Total: 29

 

Fall
Course Title Hours
ARC 4341 Architectural Design 4.1 5
ARC 4610 Environmental Systems in Arch. 3
  ARC Elective 3
  Social Science 3
  Humanities 3
Semester Hours: 17

 

Spring
Course Title Hours
ARC 4342 Architectural Design 4.2 5
  University Specified Elective 3
  Non-ARC Elective 3
  Non-ARC Elective 3
Semester Total: 14
Year Total: 31
Curriculum Total: 120

ARC 1003 Orientation to Architecture     1
ARC 1302 Design 1.2     4
ARC 1274 Intro to Facility Management     3
ARC 2470 Intro to Technology of Architecture     3
ARC 1301 Design 1.1      4
ARC 2701 Architectural History I      3

 

If you have questions, please contact the SAET at:

P: (850) 599-3244
F: (850) 599-3436
E: SAETinfo@famu.edu