Architectural Studies, BS

for the Bachelor of Science Major in Architectural Studies


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

department faculty:


overview of college admissions & requirements: Fine & Applied Arts

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


email: architecture@illinois.edu


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


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.

First Year
First SemesterHours
MATH 220 or 221Calculus5-4
General Education16
FAA 101Arts at Illinois1
ARCH 171Concepts and Theories of Architectural Design3
 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 231Anatomy of Buildings4
ARCH 273Strategies of Architectural Design3
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 232Structural Fundamentals4
ARCH 274Representation3
General Education or Electives1,39
 Semester Hours16
Third Year
First Semester
ARCH 321Environment, Architecture, and Global Health3
Electives33
ARCH 433Design of Steel and Reinforced Concrete Structures4
ARCH 490Must be replaced with ARCH 371Special Topics in Contemporary Architecture6
 Semester Hours16
Second Semester
ARCH 434Environmental Control Systems I5
ARCH 435Structural Systems and Construction Methods4
ARCH 401Must be replaced with ARCH 372Independent Study6
 Semester Hours15
Fourth Year
First Semester
ARCH 473Architectural Design and Performance6
Architectural History43
Electives36
 Semester Hours15
Second Semester
ARCH 474Architectural Design and Making6
Electives36
 Semester Hours12
 Total Hours: 120