Architectural Studies, BS

for the Bachelor of Science Major in Architectural Studies


Director of the School: Francisco Javier Rodríguez-Suárez

School website: https://arch.illinois.edu/


Overview of college admissions & requirements: Fine & Applied Arts

College website: https://faa.illinois.edu/


Email: architecture@illinois.edu


The Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies BSAS is a pre-professional degree that prepares students to enter a professional 2-year M ARCH degree. The program provides a strong foundation in design, technology and history as they relate to architectural practice. The degree also provides students with a broad liberal arts foundation that can lead to many other career options.

In this curriculum, normal progress is imperative. A student failing to complete any required course more than one semester later than the time designated in the curriculum is prohibited from progressive registration in architectural courses until the deficiency is corrected. To continue at the sophomore level and beyond, a student must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 (A = 4.0) for all University course work attempted. For the Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies degree, a total of 120 semester hours are required.

for the Bachelor of Science Major in Architectural Studies

General Education Requirements

Some courses may fulfill multiple General Education categories. Courses may also fulfill both major requirements and Gen Ed categories.
Composition I4
Advanced Composition (ARCH 314 can fulfill)3
Quantitative Reasoning I and II (specific courses required):7-10
Calculus
Calculus I
Calculus II (MATH 231 required for concentration in Building Structures and Structural Engineering)
College Physics: Mech & Heat
Humanities and the Arts (ARCH 222 and ARCH 314 can fulfill)6
Cultural Studies: Western Comparative Cultures (ARCH 314 can fulfill)3
Cultural Studies: U.S. Minority Culture(s)3
Cultural Studies: Non-Western Cultures (ARCH 222 can fulfill)3
Natural Sciences and Technology6
Social and Behavioral Sciences6
Total26-44
Language Other than English 10-12

Architecture Curriculum

College Orientation1
FAA 101Arts at Illinois1
Design12-13
ARCH 171Concepts and Theories of Architectural Design3
ARCH 172Drawing and Modeling3
ARCH 273Strategies of Architectural Design3
ARCH 274Representation3 or 4
Health & Wellbeing3
ARCH 321Environment, Architecture, and Global Health3
Urbanism (select one)3
History of the Urban Environment
Overseas Architectural Studies
Cities of the World
Social & Environmental Issues
Urban Geography
Introduction to City Planning
Architectural History6
ARCH 210Introduction to the History of World Architecture3
Select one additional from the following:3
Islamic Gardens & Architecture (Humanities and the Arts & Cultural Studies: Non-West)
History of World Landscapes (Advanced Composition, Humanities and the Arts, & Cultural Studies: West)
Introduction to the History of Architectural Theory
Special Topics in Architectural History
Rome: City of Visible History
Special Topics in Spanish Arch (Section B, Barcelona only)
Ancient Egyptian & Greek Arch
Ancient Roman Architecture
Medieval Architecture
Renaissance Architecture
Baroque & Rococo Arch
Modernity’s Mirror: Nineteenth-Century Architecture 1750-1900
The Architecture of the United States, c.1650 to Present
Modern and Contemporary Global Architecture
History of the Urban Environment
Performance21
ARCH 231Anatomy of Buildings4
ARCH 232Structural Fundamentals4
ARCH 433Design of Steel and Reinforced Concrete Structures I4
ARCH 434Environmental Control Systems I5
ARCH 435Structural Systems and Construction Methods4
Studio24
ARCH 371Architectural Design and Urbanism6
ARCH 372Designing for Human Well-being6
ARCH 473Architectural Design and Performance6
ARCH 474Architectural Design and Making6
Total Credits for BS Architectural Studies
General Education26-44
Language Other than English 10-12
Architecture Curriculum70-71
Free Electives 20-18
Total120

for the Bachelor of Science Major in Architectural Studies


First Year
First SemesterHours
ARCH 171Concepts and Theories of Architectural Design3
MATH 220 or 221Calculus5-4
General Education16
FAA 101Arts at Illinois1
 Semester Hours14
Second Semester
ARCH 172Drawing and Modeling3
MATH 231 or PHYS 101Calculus II3-5
Composition I24
General Education16
 Semester Hours16
Second Year
First Semester
ARCH 273Strategies of Architectural Design3
ARCH 231Anatomy of Buildings4
UP 101 (or approved urban studies substitute)5Introduction to City Planning3
General Education or Electives1,33
ARCH 210Introduction to the History of World Architecture3
 Semester Hours16
Second Semester
ARCH 274Representation3
ARCH 232Structural Fundamentals4
General Education or Electives1,39
 Semester Hours16
Third Year
First Semester
ARCH 371Architectural Design and Urbanism6
ARCH 321Environment, Architecture, and Global Health3
Electives33
ARCH 433Design of Steel and Reinforced Concrete Structures I4
 Semester Hours16
Second Semester
ARCH 372 (Electives)Designing for Human Well-being6
ARCH 435Structural Systems and Construction Methods4
Electives6
 Semester Hours16
Fourth Year
First Semester
ARCH 473Architectural Design and Performance6
Architectural History43
ARCH 434Environmental Control Systems I5
 Semester Hours14
Second Semester
ARCH 474Architectural Design and Making6
Electives36
 Semester Hours12
 Total Hours: 120