Bachelor of Science in Architecture
The Bachelor of Science in Architecture (B.S. Arch) offers a rigorous and distinguished architectural education profile for our students around technology in all areas – design, history, theory, and communication. It is defined by a knowledge of how to think about and apply technology in architecture. Our program offers flexibility in the design studio sequence to allow coordinated interdisciplinary work with other schools at Georgia Tech. We build our academic foundation on studio classes, history and theory, and a deliberate blend of technology and design. We offer incubator workshops to all our students, from Freshmen through Seniors, which allow them to follow their intellectual passions and hone in-demand skills. Our students graduate with a broad-based undergraduate education grounded in design, science, and technology.
The Bachelor of Science in Architecture program prepares students for graduate-level studies in architecture, for graduate study in related fields, or a variety of careers related to architecture, the building industry, or government service.
Students must pass all architecture undergraduate studios with a grade of C or above in order to move forward to the next studio in the sequence.
A maximum of 9 credit hours may be taken on a pass/fail basis. Only courses taken as free electives within the undergraduate curriculum are eligible for pass/fail credit. See Institute regulations regarding pass/fail courses.
Students who complete both the Bachelor of Science in Architecture (BS Arch) and Master of Architecture (M.Arch.) in the Georgia Tech School of Architecture may apply up to 6 credit hours of graduate coursework toward both degrees. In order to qualify for this option, the student must complete the undergraduate degree with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.5 or higher and enter the Masters program in the following fall term.
|APPH 1040||Scientific Foundations of Health||2|
|or APPH 1050||The Science of Physical Activity and Health|
|or APPH 1060||Flourishing: Strategies for Well-being and Resilience|
|Core A - Essential Skills|
|ENGL 1101||English Composition I||3|
|ENGL 1102||English Composition II||3|
|MATH 1552||Integral Calculus||4|
|Core B - Institutional Options|
|CS 1301||Introduction to Computing||3|
|or CS 1315||Introduction to Media Computation|
|Core C - Humanities|
|Any HUM 1||6|
|Core D - Science, Math, & Technology|
|PHYS 2211||Introductory Physics I 2||4|
|MATH 1551||Differential Calculus||2|
|MATH 1553||Introduction to Linear Algebra||2|
|Core E - Social Sciences|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|The United States to 1877|
|The United States since 1877|
|American Government in Comparative Perspective|
|Government of the United States|
|American Constitutional Issues|
|Core F - Courses Related to Major|
|ARCH 1016||Foundation Studio 1||4|
|ARCH 1017||Architecture Design Studio 1||5|
|ARCH 1020||Media + Modeling 1||3|
|ARCH 1060||Introduction to Design and the Built Environment||3|
|ARCH 2111||History of Architecture I||3|
|ARCH 2016||Architecture Design Studio 2 3||5|
|ARCH 2017||Architecture Design Studio 3 3||5|
|ARCH 2020||Media + Modeling 2||3|
|ARCH 2112||History of Architecture II||3|
|ARCH 2211||Construction Technology and Design Integration I||3|
|ARCH 3016||Architecture Design Studio 4 3||5|
|ARCH 3017||Architecture Design Studio 5 3||5|
|ARCH 3231||Environmental Systems and Design Integration I||3|
|ARCH 4015||Structures 1||3|
|ARCH 4016||Architecture Design Studio 6 3, 4||5|
|ARCH 4017||Architecture Design Studio 7 3, 4||6|
|ARCH 4803||Special Topics (Design Strategies)||3|
|Total Credit Hours||124|
Pass-fail only allowed for Free Electives.
No ARCH courses allowed.
If PHYS 2231 is taken, excess hour applies to Free Electives.
C minimum or higher
The International Plan (IP) in the School of Architecture is a challenging and coherent academic program for undergraduate students who will develop an introductory level of global competence within the study of architecture. The International Plan is an intensive degree-long program designed to prepare students with the ability to:
- assimilate comfortably in a constantly evolving international context within the profession of architecture,
- value how architecture is practiced in different global contexts,
- function effectively in a multi-national academic and work environment, and
- understand the complexity of the global economy and the importance of developing a sensibility to international relations.
While many students gain some exposure to these aspects of today's world through the patchwork of traditional international opportunities such as study abroad and international internships, IP is designed to develop a deeper level of competency in these areas within the study of architecture.
The requirements of IP are:
- Proficiency in a Foreign Language
- Globally Focused Courses
- International Experience, and
- A Capstone Course
IP students in the School or Architecture can fulfill the International Experience requirement of the International Plan by participation in a university-approved international program with the approval of the School of Architecture.
Undergraduate students in the School of Architecture must hold a minimum 2.5 GPA at the time of application to be eligible for the International Plan . Students must complete each architectural design studio with a grade of C or above in order to move forward in the sequence and maintain eligibility for IP. Students will not be allowed to study abroad until they have completed the first four foundational studios.
For more information on IP, visit www.arch.gatech.edu/international-education.