College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities

Bachelor of Arts

Why Architecture?

Professor Robert Silance Co-Director of Undergraduate Studies
Professor Sallie Hambright-Belue Co-Director of Undergraduate Studies

Architecture is a great field of study for those who are artistically talented and interested in creative design and the built environment. Clemson's undergraduate program allows students to tap into their creative talents, introduces them to the challenging world of building design and construction, and prepares them to pursue a master's degree in architecture and other fields. Clemson students develop critical thinking, research and analysis skills, and an ability to engage theory and culture with an understanding of how these forces work together in the built environment.

The first two years of the program prepare students for the Fluid Campus by training them in design, drawing and computer applications. Computer integration in the design studios is emphasized in the second year. First- and second-year students are trained in public speaking through a joint program with the Department of Communication Studies.

Students have access to a full range of course offerings in each of the University's five academic colleges. While developing skills in design, drawing, computer applications and construction, students also study history, theory, social science and humanities.

Career Opportunities

Numerous career options are available to graduates who have a major in architecture. Many work in architecture offices and other design areas. Others pursue careers as graphic designers, product designers or interior designers. To become a licensed architect, a graduate must also complete a master's program and obtain a professional license. Most states require that an individual who intends to become an architect must hold an accredited degree.



Curriculum, Bachelor of Arts in Architecture

Download the 2014/2015 Undergraduate Curriculum


Freshman Year

Fall Semester
3 AAH 1010 Survey of Art & Arch History I
3 ARCH 1010 Introduction to Architecture
3 ENGL 1030 Accelerated Composition
4 MTHSC 1060 Calculus of One Variable
3 PHYS 2070 General Physics I
1 PHYS 2090 General Physics I Lab
17 credits
Spring Semester
3 AAH 1020 Survey of Art & Arch History II
5 ARCH 1510 Architecture Communication
3 BIOL 2040 Environment, Energy & Society
4 Foreign Language Requirement
15 credits  
     
 

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester
6 ARCH 2510 Architecture Foundations I
3 ARCH 2040 History and Theory of Modern Arch.
3 ENGL 2120 World Literature
3 Foreign Language Requirement
15 credits
Spring Semester
3 ARCH 2700 Structures I
6 ARCH 2520 Architecture Foundations II
3 Foreign Language Requirement
3 Social Science Requirement
15 credits

Junior Year

Fall Semester
3 Architecture History/Theory Requirement
3 Building Technology Requirement
6 Studio Requirement
3 Elective
15 credits
Spring Semester
3 ARCH 4010 Architectural Portfolio
6 Minor Requirement
6 Studio Requirement
15 credits
     

Senior Year

Fall Semester
6 Minor Requirement
3 Social Science Requirement
6 Studio Requirement
15 credits
Spring Semester
6 ARCH 4520 Synthesis Studio
3 Minor Requirement
6 Elective
15 credits