2018-2019 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
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2018-2019 Undergraduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Architecture, B.Arch

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School of Architecture
201 Slocum Hall
ph. (315)443-8242
e. ugarch@syr.edu


Lawrence C. Davis, 201 Slocum


Maya Alam, Amber Bartosh, Jean-François Bédard, Ivan Bernal, Lori Brown, Theodore Brown, Lawrence Chua, Junho Chun, Angela Co, Sekou Cooke, Gregory Corso, Julia Czerniak, Lawrence Davis, Mitesh Dixit, Joseph Godlewski, Terrance Goode, Lindsay Harkema, Susan Henderson, Roger Hubeli, Molly Hunker, Elizabeth Kamell, Randall Korman, Elizabeth Krietemeyer, Julie Larsen, Mark Linder, Brian Lonsway, Sinéad Mac Namara, Nicole McIntosh, Kyle Miller, Anne Munly, Marcos Parga, Daekwon Park, Daniele Profeta, Tarek Rakha, Richard Rosa, Francisco Sanin,  David Shanks, Yutaka Sho, Michael Speaks, Timothy Stenson, Fei Wang, Linda Zhang

Program Description

The B.Arch is a 5-year professional degree in Architecture. Students in the B. Arch program take courses in architectural design, theory, technology, history and professional practice. Graduates of this program are prepared to enter into the Intern Development Program (IDP) required to become a licensed architect.

Degree Awarded

This is a 162 credit major leading to a Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) degree.

Prerequisites for Admission into the B.Arch Program

All applicants to the B.Arch program must submit a portfolio to the School of Architecture for review.

Student Learning Outcomes

As a professional architecture program, the B.Arch degree is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), and is required to deliver the learning objectives identified in their Student Performance Criteria.  Please visit this link to view these learning outcomes:


B.Arch Degree Requirements

Arts and Science Electives- 21 credit hours

Open Electives- 12 credit hours

Total: 162 credit hours

B.Arch Curriculum

Total Credits: 15

Total Credits: 18

Total Credits: 18

Total Credits: 18

Third Year, Fall Semester

Total Credits: 18

Third Year, Spring Semester (Off Campus Programming Available)

Total Credits: 15

Fourth Year, Fall Semester (Off Campus Programming Available)

Total Credits: 15

Fourth Year, Spring Semester

Total Credits: 15

Fifth Year, Fall Semester

Total Credits: 15

Fifth Year, Spring Semester

Total Credits: 15

Study Abroad

Students enrolled in the B.Arch program are eligible for off campus study in our studio based programs in NYC, Florence and London after completing 5 semesters of design studio. All students wishing to study in our global campus programs must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA and be in good judicial standing.

We also offer multiple non-studio based short term study programs through SU Abroad each year. Eligibility for non-studio based programs varies and is determined by the faculty member coordinating the program.


Architecture students may choose to pursue one of the many minors available on campus. Most minors consist of 18-credit programs and some must be taken in a particular sequence. Because of the limited number of arts and sciences and open elective credits contained in the B.Arch program, careful planning is necessary for architecture students to complete a minor.

Students who wish to pursue a minor in schools or other colleges other than Arts and Sciences should note that it will be necessary to take additional credits beyond the 162 required for the B.Arch degree, since only 12 credits of open electives are included in the curriculum.

Information may also be obtained from departments offering minors not described in this catalog.

Common Minors for Architecture Students are:

Landscape Architecture- SUNY ESF

Construction Management- SUNY ESF

Art History- College of Arts & Sciences

Economics- College of Arts & Sciences

History of Architecture- College of Arts & Sciences

Management Studies- School of Management

Real Estate- School of Management

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