BARCH - Architecture

  • Kennesaw State University’s College of Architecture and Construction Management is the only public state institution in Georgia to offer an accredited five-year professional degree: The Bachelor of Architecture. It offers unique educational opportunities for its students including: The Summer Design Workshop, the Focus Studio: a research-based studio with and invited studio critic, and an individually structured Thesis project. The Program also offers students organized travel opportunities within the U.S. and abroad.

    The curriculum is divided into two components; the lower division and the upper division. The lower division constitutes the first two years of the program and its curriculum is designed to introduce basic skill sets, fundamentals of design and building technologies. The upper division constitutes the last three years of the program. Its curriculum is designed to enhance the students understanding of the relationship between people and the built environment, the role of technology, structures in comprehensive design, the importance of history and theory to design and introduce the broader challenges of urbanism and design research.

    The mission of the Architecture Department is to expand and extend the University’s mission into the realm of Architecture, preparing students for professional practice in the design, planning, development and stewardship of the built environment. The Architecture Program fosters invention, creativity and craft through hands-on exploration that is the foundation of technological innovation. Moreover, knowledge of cultural diversity, communication, history and criticism is seen as inseparable from the application of such innovation. This holistic process is “the making of architecture.”

Term 1

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • ENGL 1101 English Composition I
      3
    • POLS 1101 American Government
      3
    • ARCH 1000 Introduction to Architecture
      2
    • ARCH 1001 Architecture Studio I
      4
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area A2
      3
    Total: 15

Term 2

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • ENGL 1102 English Composition II
      3
    • ARCH 1002 Architecture Studio II
      4
    • ARCH 1241 Design Communication
      2
    • PHYS 1111 Introductory Physics I
      3
    • PHYS 1111L Introductory Physics I Lab
      1
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area E3
      3
    Total: 16
Year 1 (Hours: 31)

Term 3

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • ARCH 2003 Architecture Studio III
      4
    • ARCH 2242 Design Communication II
      2
    • ARCH 2311 Systems Selection & Materials
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area D1
      4
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area C1
      3
    Total: 16

Term 4

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • ARCH 2004 Architecture Studio IV
      4
    • ARCH 2111 Arch CultureI:Early Civil&Medi
      3
    • ARCH 2211 Intro to Structures
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area B2
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area E4
      3
    Total: 16
Year 2 (Hours: 32)

Term 5

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • ARCH 3011 Architecture Studio V
      4
    • ARCH 3112 ArchCultureIIRenaissance-1850
      3
    • ARCH 3313 EnvTechII:HumanCom&Bldg Syst
      3
    • ARCH 3211 Arch Structures II Steel& Wood
      4
    Total: 14

Term 6

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • ARCH 3012 Architecture Studio VI
      4
    • ARCH 3113 ArchCultureIII:HistEmergNwTrad
      3
    • ARCH 3314 EnvTech III:Lght,Elec&Acoustic
      3
    • ARCH 3212 ArchStruc III ConcreteLateral
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area E2
      3
    Total: 16
Year 3 (Hours: 30)

Term 7

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • ECON 1000 Contemporary Economic Issues
      2
    • ARCH 4013 Arch StudioVII:IntegratDesign
      4
    • ARCH 4114 CulturesIV:DevArch21stCentury
      3
    • ARCH 4116 Urban Design & Planning Theory
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area C2
      3
    Total: 15

Term 8

Year 4 (Hours: 30)

Term 9

Term 10

Year 5 (Hours: 27)


Program Total: 150 Hours

Milestones: All courses indicated as a Milestone with this icon ( ) should be completed in the term suggested to prevent delays in program completion.

Disclaimer: An academic map is a suggested four-year schedule of courses based on degree requirements in the KSU undergraduate catalog. This sample schedule serves as a general guideline to help build a full schedule each term. Some departments allow students to use the three credit first-year seminar course as a free elective for a degree program, which may impact the program's total credit hours. Milestones, courses, and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major are designated to keep you on track to graduate in four years. Missing milestones could delay your program. Enrolled Students should reference DegreeWorks and not this plan.

This map is not a substitute for academic advisement—contact your advisor if you have any questions about scheduling or about your degree requirements. Also see the current undergraduate catalog (catalog.kennesaw.edu) for a complete list of requirements and electives. Note: Requirements are continually under revision, and there is no guarantee they will not be changed or revoked; contact the department and/or program area for current information.

You may choose to attend a summer term to reduce your load during fall or spring terms but still stay on track to graduate in four years.


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