Hammons School of Architecture

Hammons School of Architecture Curriculum

Recommended Courses of Study for the Master of Architecture

Please read the requirements for admission to the Architecture program

Pre-Professional Program

First Year - Fall (15 hours)

ARCH 111: Foundations of Studio and Design
ARTZ 123: Drawing
ARCH 251: History of Architecture, Urbanism & Art I
CORE 101: Drury Seminar
MATH 211: Precalculus (or equivalent)

First Year - Spring (17 hours)

ARCH 112: Architectural Design II: Proportion, Scale and Space
ARCH 124: Architectural Representation
ARCH 252: History of Architecture, Urbanism & Art II
CORE 103: Drury Explorations
Drury Foundations Course
HU or SS Div. Req., Ethics, or Free Elective

Second Year - Fall (17 hours)

ARCH 213: Architectural Design III: Concept, Environment & Site
ARCH 233: Introduction to Building Systems
PHYS 201: Principles of Physics
EXSP 220: Personal Wellness
HU or SS Div. Req., Ethics, or Free Elective

Second Year - Spring (17 hours)

ARCH 214: Architectural Design IV: Human Needs & Activities
ARCH 225: Introduction to Computers in Architecture
ARCH 234: Structures I
ARCH 356: History of Modern Architecture
HU or SS Div. Req., Ethics, or Free Elective


Option 1: Professional Program (Selective Admission)
Study Abroad Option: Drury Center in Greece (Spring or Fall)

(Attendance at the Drury Center in Greece may take place either the 3rd Year Spring semester or 4th Year Fall semester. 3rd Year Spring and 4th Year Fall coursework can be interchanged accordingly.)

Third Year - Fall (17 hours)

ARCH 315: Architectural Design V: Synthesis
ARCH 253: Theories of Architecture
ARCH 334: Structures II
ARCH 335: Environmental Systems I
GREE 101: Elementary Greek I

Third Year - Spring (17 hours)

ARCH 418: Architectural Design VII: Urban Context
ARCH 426: Travel Journal: Mediterranean Cultures
ARCH 456: Culture and Place: The Greek Legacy
GREE 102: Elementary Greek II
CORE 201: Global Foundations

Fourth Year - Fall (17 hours)

ARCH 417: Architectural Design VI: Community Studies
ARCH 427: Professional Communication
ARCH 467: Facility Programming
HU or SS Div. Req., Ethics, MARC or Free Elective
HU or SS Div. Req., Ethics, MARC or Free Elective

Fourth Year - Spring (17 hours)

MARC 519: Comprehensive Design VIII: Comprehensive Studio
MARC 538: Environmental Systems II
MARC 539: Structures III
HU or SS Div. Req., Ethics, MARC or Free Elective
HU or SS Div. Req., Ethics, MARC or Free Elective

Fourth Year - Summer (between 4th and 5th years)

ARCH 461: Architecture Internship

Fifth Year - Fall (17 hours)

MARC 520: Architectural Design IX: Exploration
MARC 557: Architecture Senior Seminar
HU or SS Div. Req., Ethics, MARC or Free Elective
HU or SS Div. Req., Ethics, MARC or Free Elective
HU or SS Div. Req., Ethics, MARC or Free Elective

Fifth Year - Spring (17 hours)

MARC 521: Architectural Design X: Thesis
MARC 569: Professional Practice
HU or SS Div. Req., Ethics, MARC or Free Elective
HU or SS Div. Req., Ethics, MARC or Free Elective
HU or SS Div. Req., Ethics, MARC or Free Elective


Option 2: Professional Program (Selective Admission)
Study Abroad Option: Summer Traveling Program

Third Year - Fall (17 hours)

ARCH 315: Architectural Design V: Synthesis
ARCH 253: Theories of Architecture
ARCH 334: Structures II
ARCH 335: Environmental Systems I
Foreign Language

Third Year - Spring (17 hours)

ARCH 417: Architectural Design VI: Community Studies
ARCH 427: Professional Communication
ARCH 467: Facility Programming
Foreign Language
HU or SS Div. Req., Ethics, MARC or Free Elective

Third Year - Summer (6 hours)

ARCH 428: Journaling: Urban Form in the Global Context
ARCH 458: Culture and Place: The Theoretical and Historical Context

Fourth Year - Fall (14 hours)

ARCH 418: Architectural Design VII: Global Studio
HU or SS Div. Req., Ethics, MARC or Free Elective
HU or SS Div. Req., Ethics, MARC or Free Elective
HU or SS Div. Req., Ethics, MARC or Free Elective

Fourth Year - Spring (14 hours)

MARC 519: Comprehensive Design VIII: Comprehensive Studio
MARC 538: Environmental Systems II
MARC 539: Structures III
HU or SS Div. Req., Ethics, MARC or Free Elective
HU or SS Div. Req., Ethics, MARC or Free Elective

Fourth Year - Summer (between 4th and 5th years)

ARCH 461: Architecture Internship

Fifth Year - Fall (17 hours)

MARC 520: Architectural Design IX: Exploration
MARC 557: Architecture Senior Seminar
HU or SS Div. Req., Ethics, MARC or Free Elective
HU or SS Div. Req., Ethics, MARC or Free Elective
HU or SS Div. Req., Ethics, MARC or Free Elective

Fifth Year - Spring (17 hours)

MARC 521: Architectural Design X: Thesis
MARC 569: Professional Practice
HU or SS Div. Req., Ethics, MARC or Free Elective
HU or SS Div. Req., Ethics, MARC or Free Elective
HU or SS Div. Req., Ethics, MARC or Free Elective


Dual Degree Options

Students may choose to use Free Electives and Divisional Requirements to obtain a minor or additional major in conjunction with the Master of Architecture, or to meet the undergraduate prerequisites for the dual Master of Architecture/Master in Business Administration degree option that is offered in collaboration with the Breech School of Business Administration. For the dual degree option in Business Administration, students are required to complete 22 credit hours of undergraduate business courses and one additional year and summer at the graduate level in the Breech School of Business Administration.  30 graduate hours are required for the Master in Business Administration degree.

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