College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities

Bachelor of Arts

Why Architecture?

Professor Robert Hogan 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 2010/2011 Undergraduate Curriculum


Freshman Year

Fall Semester
3 AAH 101 Survey of Art & Arch History I
3 ARCH 101 Introduction to Architecture
3 ENGL 103 Accelerated Composition
4 MTHSC 106 Calculus of One Variable
3 PHYS 207 General Physics I
1 PHYS 209 General Physics I Lab
17 credits
Spring Semester
3 AAH 102 Survey of Art & Arch History II
5 ARCH 151 Architecture Communication
3 BIOSC 203 Environment, Energy & Society
4 Foreign Language Requirement
15 credits  
     


 

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester
6 ARCH 251 Architecture Foundations I
3 CSM 201 Structures I
3 ENGL 212 World Literature
3 Foreign Language Requirement
15 credits
Spring Semester
3 AAH 204 History & Theory of Arch II
6 ARCH 252 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 401 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 452 Synthesis Studio
3 Minor Requirement
6 Elective
15 credits