The professional program admission is based upon a cumulative GPA. An educational plan is required as part of the admission process for advising and mentoring purposes and as a tool for curriculum assessment. Students will be required to update their educational plan, in consultation with their advisors, at the end of every year during the professional program. Students in both the pre-professional and professional programs must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75 to remain in the architecture program.
Additionally, no ARCH designated course shall count toward graduation without a grade of C- or better. Failure to make a C- or better in any ARCH designated course after two tries will result in removal from the architecture program.
Students seeking admission to the professional program should meet with their advisors prior to application. Admission will be based on Drury University grades overall and a review of a portfolio of work to date including an essay and examples of college and non-college work.
Transfer students seeking advanced placement in the studio sequence must submit a portfolio and transcripts. Those who have met admission requirements will be considered for admission to the professional program on a space available basis. Portfolio submissions must be received by June 15 for the following fall and November 30 for the following spring. Transfer students, at the judgment of the faculty, may be admitted to the professional program on a probationary status for one semester, with subsequent full admission depending on performance.
As part of the professional coursework in architecture, students are required to complete one international architectural program experience in addition to one 360-hour office experience under the supervision of a registered architect after admission to the professional program. These experiences must take place prior to admission to the fifth year of the program.
The requirements for the bachelor of architecture degree include the liberal arts core curriculum as specified for the bachelor of arts degree, professional coursework in architecture and electives. Total requirements for the five-year bachelor of architecture degree: 169 hours. These requirements satisfy the National Architectural Accrediting Board Conditions and Procedures.