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Architecture, B.Arch

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Requirements

The Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) is a five-year professional degree that prepares students for leadership in the profession of architecture and urban design. The program promotes a built environment that bolsters genuine communities through architecture that is durable, useful, beautiful, and human-scaled. Designed to meet the National Architectural Accreditation Board (NAAB) requirements, the degree is rooted in classical and traditional architecture with a holistic foundation in the craft of building, building technology, practice-based coursework, plan and document generation, building codes, specifications, digital parametric modeling, building information modeling, architectural visualization, digital fabrication, building envelope systems, structural systems, and sustainability.
The program is structured as a two-plus-three stackable credential, awarding an Associate of Science in Engineering Design Technology (Architectural Design & Drafting Track) after the first two years and a comprehensive professional B.Arch degree for the final three years. This allows students who do not wish to pursue licensure a two-year path into the profession. In their final three years, students engage in coursework which readies them to become licensed, practicing architects, projects managers, principals, owners, and community leaders in the profession. Students learn to design buildings in a historical and cultural context through coursework in history, theory, culture, and community service. Concurrently, students engage in arts and science courses to expand critical thinking and understand current design and building technologies, making them ideal employees in architecture offices and related design & construction industries including civil, mechanical, and electrical engineering. Students acquire leadership skills through courses in professional practice, ethics, and architectural registration exam preparation.
A total of at least 153 hours of coursework is required for the Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch).

Total Program Credits: 153

Matriculation Requirements
  1. Before being formally admitted into the Bachelor of Architecture (B-Arch) degree program, students must matriculate into the Architecture Cohort (the final 3 years of the program) by either completing the AS Engineering Design Technology (Architecture Design and Drafting Track) with a minimum grade of C or better in all courses, OR by completing matriculation requirements 2:
  2. Complete the following courses with a C grade or better.
  PHYS 1010 Elementary Physics  3
or PHYS 2010 College Physics I (3)  
  EGDT 1020 3D Architectural Modeling 3
  EGDT 1100 Architectural Drafting and Design 3
  EGDT 2100 Architecture Materials and Methods 3
  EGDT 2600 Applied Structures I - Statics 3
  ARC 1010 Classical Architecture Workshop 4
  ARC 2110 Architecture Studio I 4
  ARC 2210 Architecture Studio II 3
  ARC 2220 Construction Documents and Specifications 3
  All Architecture students must complete a Matriculation Application and Portfolio by the appointed deadline during the Spring semester prior to the Fall Bachelor Degree cohort to which the student desires to gain entry. Subsequently an official acceptance letter must be obtained from the Architecture Program Coordinator prior to taking any further Architecture courses. Part-time students may be admitted into the Architecture cohort and may be allowed to proceed through the program at their own pace. All transfer credits must be approved in writing by UVU and the B-ARCH Program Coordinator.
General Education Requirements 36 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing 3
or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Contexts (5)
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing/Academic Writing and Research 3
Complete the following: 4
  College Algebra QL (4) (MATH 1050 is a prerequisite for many classes in the program core.)  
  College Algebra with Preliminaries (5)  
Complete one of the following: 3
  American Civilization (3)  
  US Economic History (3)  
US History to 1877 (3)  
and
US History since 1877 (3)
 
  American Heritage SS (3)  
  American National Government (3)  
Complete the following:  
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness 2
or EXSC 1097 Fitness for Life (2)
  PHYS 1010 Elementary Physics  3
or PHYS 2010 College Physics I (3)
Biology (Recommended BIOL 1010) 3
Humanities (Recommended ENGL 2100)
3
Physical Science (Recommended GEO 1010) 3
Fine Arts (Recommended EGDT 1720) 3
Social/Behavorial Science (Recommended COMM 1050) 3
Discipline Core Requirements 100 Credits
  EGDT 1020 3D Architectural Modeling 3
  EGDT 1100 Architectural Drafting and Design 3
  EGDT 2100 Architecture Materials and Methods 3
  EGDT 2600 Applied Structures I - Statics (MATH 1050 is a prerequiite for this course) 3
  EGDT 2610 Applied Structures II - Strength of Materials 3
  ARC 1010 Classical Architecture Workshop 3
  ARC 2110 Architecture Studio I 4
  ARC 2210 Architecture Studio II 4
  ARC 2220 Construction Documents and Specifications 3
  ARC 3110 Architecture Studio III 6
  ARC 3120 Architectural Graphic Communication 3
  ARC 3130 Codes and Construction Law 3
  ARC 3210 Architecture Studio IV 6
  ARC 3220 Passive Environmental Systems 3
  ARC 3230 Global History of Architecture to 1700 3
  ARC 4110 Architecture Studio V 6
  ARC 4120 Active Environmental Systems 3
  ARC 4130 Global History of Architecture Since 1700 3
  ARC 4210 Architecture Studio VI 6
  ARC 4220 Building Envelope and Science 3
  ARC 4230 Capstone Project Research 3
  ARC 4510 Architecture Studio VII 6
  ARC 4520 Architectural Theory 3
  ARC 4530 Culture and Behavior in Architecture 3
  ARC 4540 Architecture Professional Practice 3
  ARC 4610 Architecture Studio VIII 7
  CMGT 405G Global Sustainability and the Built Environment 3
Elective Requirements 15 
  Choose 15 credits from the following: (Some courses may have additional prereqs.) 15
  ARC 459R Special Topics in Architecture (1) (Strongly Recommended)  
  EGDT 1040 Fundamentals of Technical Engineering Drawing (3)  
  EGDT 1050 Introduction to 3D Printing (2)  
  EGDT 1070 3 Dimensional Modeling Inventor  (3.0)  
  EGDT 1071 3 Dimensional Modeling--Solidworks (3.0)  
  EGDT 1200 Mechanical Drafting (3.0)  
  EGDT 1300 Structural Drafting (3.0)  
  EGDT 1400 Surveying Applications and Field Techniques I (3.0)  
  EGDT 1720 Architectural Rendering (3.0)  
  EGDT 2300 Advanced Structural CAD (3)  
  EGDT 2310 Structural Steel Modeling (3)  
  EGDT 2400 Surveying Applications and Field Techniques II (3)  
  ART 1810 Introduction to Interior Design (3)  
  ART 1820 Interior Space Design (3)  
  ART 1830 Residential Interior Design (3)  
  ART 2815 Historical Architecture and Interior Design (3)  
  ART 2825 Modern Architecture Interiors and Furnishings (3)  
  ARTH 2710 History of Art to the Renaissance (3)  
  ARTH 2720 History of Art from the Renaissance (3)  
  ARTH 3010 History of Design and Visual Arts (3)  
  ARTH 3015 Ancient Art of Egypt and the Near East (3)  
  ARTH 3020 Classical Art and Architecture History (3)  
  ARTH 3030 Medieval Art and Architecture History (3)  
  ARTH 3040 Renaissance Art History (3)  
  ARTH 3050 Baroque Art and Architecture History (3)  
  ARTH 3060 Nineteenth-Century Art History (3)  
  ARTH 3080 History of Architecture  (3.0)  
  ARTH 3100 History of American Art and Architecture  (3.0)  
  CAW 1100 Artistic Wood Design (3)  
  CMGT 1010 Introduction to Construction Management (3)  
  CMGT 1020 Construction Materials and Methods I (3)  
  CMGT 1190 Concrete and Framing Lab (3)  
  CMGT 1220 Finishing Lab (3)  
  CMGT 2010 Construction Materials and Methods II (3)  
  CMGT 2080 Principles of Construction Scheduling (3)  
  CMGT 3030 Principles of Construction Estimating (3)  
  CMGT 3140 Construction Real Estate (3)  
  CMGT 3160 Building Information Modeling  (3)  
  CMGT 4010 Construction Contracts (3)  
  DGM 1220 Digital Design Essentials (3)  
  DGM 1620 Survey of Animation (3)  
  DGM 1660 Introduction to 3D Modeling and Surfacing (3)  
  DGM 2210 3D Modeling and Animation Essentials (4)  

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 153 semester credits required for the B.Arch degree; at leas 40 credit hours must be upper-division courses.
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.5 or above, with a minimum grade of C- in all Architecture courses and elective requirements.
  3. Residency hours: Minimum of 45 credit hours of Architecture courses through course attendance at UVU, with at least 10 hours earned in the last 45 hours.   
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements.  Students are responsible for completing all prerequisite courses.
  5. Successful completion of at least one Global/Intercultural course.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and italicized.

 

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
EGDT 1020 3D Architectural Modeling 3
MATH 1050
Literacies and Composition Across Contexts 3
HIST 1740 US Economic History 3
BIOL BB Approved Biology (BB) 3
EGDT 1720 Architectural Rendering FF 3
HIST 1700 American Civilization AS (Or American Institutions (AS) General Education Requirement 3
HLTH 1100 or EXSC 1097 Personal Health and Wellness TE orFitness for Life 2
  Semester total: 15
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ARC 1010 Classical Architecture Workshop 3
EGDT 1100 Architectural Drafting and Design 3
PHYS 1010 Elementary Physics PP 3
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing CC 3
GEO 1010 Introduction to Geology PP (Or Physical Science (PP) General Education equivalent)  3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
ARC 2110 Architecture Studio I 4
EGDT 2100 Architecture Materials and Method 3
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing/Academic Writing and Research CC 3
COM 1050 Introduction to Communication SS (Or Social Science (SS) General Education equivalent) 3
BIOL 1010 General Biology BB (Or Biology (BB) General Education equivalent) 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
ARC 2210 Architecture Studio II 4
ARC 2220 Construction Documents and Specifications 3
EGDT 2600 Applied Structures I - Statics 3
PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values IH 3
ENGL 2030 Writing for Social Change HH (or Humanities (HH) General Education equivalent) 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
ARC 3110 Architecture Studio III 6
ARC 3120 Architectural Graphic Communication 3
CMGT 405G Global Sustainability and the Built Environment GI WE 3
EGDT 2610 Applied Structures II - Strength of Materials 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
ARC 3210 Architecture Studio IV 6
ARC 3220 Passive Environmental Systems 3
ARC 3230 Global History of Architecture to 1700 WE 3
ARC 3130 Codes and Construction Law 3
  Semester total:

15

Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
ARC 4110 Architecture Studio V 6
ARC 4120 Active Environmental Systems 3
ARC 4130 Global History of Architecture Since 1700 3
ARC 4520 Architectural Theory 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
ARC 4210 Architecture Studio VI 6
ARC 4220 Building Envelope and Science 3
ARC 4530 Culture and Behavior in Architecture 3
Architecture Elective   3
  Semester total:

15

Semester 9 Course Title Credit Hours
ARC 4510 Architecture Studio VII 6
ARC 4230 Capstone Project Research 3
ARC 4540 Architecture Professional Practice 3
Architecture Elective   3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 10 Course Title Credit Hours
ARC 4610 Architecture Studio VIII 7
ARC 459R Special Topics in Architecture 3
Architecture Elective   3
Architecture Elective   3
  Semester total: 16
  Degree total: 153

Department

Architecture and Engineering Design

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