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General Architecture Program Only courses with a minimum grade of C or better will be accepted into the architecture program.


Recommended Curriculum
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Multicultural Requirement
College of Architecture at El Paso, Texas
Bachelor of Science in Architecture at El Paso
El Paso Transfer Degree Plan
Directed Summer Studies Abroad



FIRST YEAR


Fall

ARCH 1301 - Architectural Design Studio I 3 Semester Credit Hours
ARCH 1311 - Design, Environment, and Society 3 Semester Credit Hours
MATH 1321 - Trigonometry 3 Semester Credit Hours
Core Curriculum (see below) 6 Semester Credit Hours
Total: 15


Spring

ARCH 1302 - Architectural Design Studio II 3 Semester Credit Hours
ARCH 1353 - Digital Media I 3 Semester Credit Hours
PHYS 1403 - General Physics I 4 Semester Credit Hours
MATH 1350 - Analytical Geometry 3 Semester Credit Hours
Core Curriculum (see below) 3 Semester Credit Hours
Total: 16


Summer I:

Life and Physical Sciences 4 Semester Credit Hours (select from the core curriculum)
Core Curriculum (see below) 3 Semester Credit Hours
Total: 7


Summer II:

Core Curriculum (see below) 3 Semester Credit Hours
Core Curriculum (see below) 3 Semester Credit Hours
Total: 6


Preprofessional Program

Competitive placement based on comprehensive review including student portfolio, written exam, GPA, statement of intent, and successful completion of all first year architecture courses and PHYS 1403. Students who have not been admitted to the preprofessional program are not eligible to take courses at the 2000 level and above, except ARCH 2311, ARCH 2315, and ARCH 3313.




SECOND YEAR


Fall

ARCH 2401 - Architectural Design Studio III 4 Semester Credit Hours
ARCH 2311 - History of World Architecture I 3 Semester Credit Hours
ARCH 2351 - Architectural Construction I 3 Semester Credit Hours
ARCH 3341 - Digital Media II 3 Semester Credit Hours
Core Curriculum 3 Semester Credit Hours (see below)
Total: 16


Spring

ARCH 2402 - Architectural Design Studio IV 4 Semester Credit Hours
ARCH 2315 - History of World Architecture II 3 Semester Credit Hours
ARCH 2342 - Creative Process 3 Semester Credit Hours
ARCH 2355 - Architectural Environmental Systems 3 Semester Credit Hours
Multicultural Requirement 3 Semester Credit Hours (select from the university multicultural list)




THIRD YEAR


Fall

ARCH 3501 - Architectural Design Studio V 5 Semester Credit Hours
ARCH 3350 - Architectural Construction II 3 Semester Credit Hours
ARCH 3373 - Environmental Analysis - Site Planning 3 Semester Credit Hours
ARCH 3313 - History of World Architecture III 3 Semester Credit Hours
Elective 3 Semester Credit Hours
Total: 17


Spring

ARCH 3502 - Architectural Design Studio VI 5 Semester Credit Hours
ARCH 3314 - Contemporary Issues in Architecture 3 Semester Credit Hours
ARCH 3352 - Building Information Technology 3 Semester Credit Hours
ARCH 3355 - Architectural Construction III 3 Semester Credit Hours
Elective 3 Semester Credit Hours
Total: 17


Summer I and II

ARCH 4601 - Architectural Design Studio VII 6 Semester Credit Hours
Total: 6




FOUTH YEAR


Fall

ARCH 4341 - Media Elective 3 Semester Credit Hours
ARCH Elective 3 Semester Credit Hours
ARCH Elective 3 Semester Credit Hours
Elective 3 Semester Credit Hours
Total: 12




Core Curriculum

ENGL 1301 - Essentials of College Rhetoric 3 Semester Credit Hours
ENGL 1302 - Advanced College Rhetoric 3 Semester Credit Hours
POLS 1301 - American Government 3 Semester Credit Hours
POLS 2306 - Texas Politics and Topics 3 Semester Credit Hours
HIST 2300 - History of the United States to 1877 3 Semester Credit Hours
HIST 2301 - History of the United States since 1877 3 Semester Credit Hours
COMS 2300 - Public Speaking 3 Semester Credit Hours OR
COMS 2358 - Speaking for Business 3 Semester Credit Hours