Degree Requirements

College of Architecture

The College of Architecture offers a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture.

The BS offers a more intensive study of architecture during your senior year. You’ll take an upper-level design studios focused on advanced building design, along with structures courses, architectural history/theory courses that emphasize urban design issues, and technology courses in environmental systems or landscape architecture.

The BA is a more flexible degree that allows you to take additional architecture design studios and pursue other areas of interest across the University.

Students on both tracks may pursue minors, second majors, and dual degrees. While the BS is an optimal springboard to graduate school, both tracks prepare you to move on to a master’s degree, positioning you for teaching and leadership positions in architecture and other related fields.

BS and BA degree requirements, Classes of 2020-2022
BS and BA degree requirements, Class of 2023

College of Art

The College of Art offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Bachelor of Arts.

The BFA program is ideal for students who want to pursue professional careers as designers or artists and want an intensive studio experience. Nearly half of your classes will be in the College of Art, and you will develop a capstone project for exhibition in your senior year. Majors include Art, Communication Design, and Fashion Design.

The BA program is designed for students who want a deep liberal arts experience that integrates a studio major. The BA allows for greater flexibility to pursue second majors/minors and to take courses across the University. About one-quarter of your classes will be in the College of Art, and there is no capstone course or final exhibition during the senior year. BA students major in either Art or Design. The major in Art does not offer formal concentrations, but coursework includes hybrid media, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture. Design majors may select a concentration in Communication or Fashion, or no concentration at all.

BFA and BA degree requirements, Classes of 2020-2021
BFA and BA degree requirements, Classes of 2022-2023