2021-2022 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    May 27, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Architecture, B.Arch

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School of Architecture
201 Slocum Hall
ph. (315)443-8242
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Amber Bartosh, Jean-François Bédard, Kristina Borrman, Lori Brown, Theodore Brown, Lawrence Chua, Junho Chun, Angela Co, Gregory Corso, Julia Czerniak, Lawrence Davis, Britt Eversole, Joseph Godlewski, Terrance Goode, Susan Henderson, Valerie Herrera, Roger Hubeli, Molly Hunker, Elizabeth Kamell, Leen Katrib, Elizabeth Krietemeyer, Julie Larsen, Mark Linder, Sinéad Mac Namara, Kyle Miller, Marcos Parga, Daekwon Park, Emily Pellicano, Daniele Profeta, Richard Rosa, Francisco Sanin,  David Shanks, Nina Sharifi, Yutaka Sho, Michael Speaks, Timothy Stenson, Fei Wang, Jiong (Abingo) Wu

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

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

Students matriculating prior to Fall 2021 must meet the curriculum requirements as they appear in the online course catalog for the academic year in which they entered Syracuse University.  Please see your academic advisor if you have any questions/concerns.

Students matriculating in Fall 2021 or later, must meet the following curriculum requirements.

University Requirement

In addition to FYS 101, the Bachelor of Architecture requires completion of an IDEA course (chosen from a select list )-The IDEA course may count as an Arts & Science elective, open elective, or architecture elective; depending on the course chosen. Please see the undergraduate course catalog for a full listing of IDEA courses.

Writing Requirement- 6 credits

Introductory writing sequence required or the ENL equivalency.  

Academic Electives- 36 credit hours

At least 12 credits of the 36 credits in academic electives must be upper division courses (numbered 300+)

Humanities - 6 credit hours

Courses from the College of Arts & Sciences Humanities division. Approved courses;

Social Sciences - 6 credit hours

Courses from the College of Arts & Sciences Social Sciences division. Approved courses;

Natural Sciences and Mathematics - 3 credit hours

Courses from the College of Arts & Sciences Natural Sciences and Mathematics division. Approved courses;

Arts & Science Elective - 3 credit hours

Any course offered through College of Arts & Sciences .

Open Electives - 18 credit hours

Any course offered at the University with the exception of courses with the prefix PED or ARC.

Total: 157 credit hours

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 non-architecture elective credits contained in the B.Arch program, careful planning is necessary for architecture students to complete a minor. Minors that are too closely related to the major will not be approved. Minors require a minimum of 18 credit hours, 12 of which must be in 300- to 400-level coursework.

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