Architectural Studies, B.S.


Department of Construction Management

The Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies degree is currently a Pilot Program.

Bachelor of Science Degree Requirements
Architectural Studies Major

1. Major Requirements (51-53 units) and Additional Requirements (20 units)

Major Requirements (51 units)
CM 1, 7S, 18, 20, 31, 32, 50, 105, 131, 132, 134, 140, 144, 177, 180A, 180B,
CM 191T (History of Architecture 1), CM 191T (History of Architecture 2)

Major Internship Requirements (0-2 units)
Option 1: 800 hours of internship experience documented through an approved professional internship program such as the NCARB Architectural Experience Program (AXP)

Option 2: Two separate 1-unit credit-based internship courses (CM 193I)

Additional requirements (20 units)
Math (4 units): MATH 70 or MATH 75
Physics (4 units): PHYS 2A
Option Courses (12 units required with no more than 6 units in lower-division courses):
ART 13, 20, 113, 120; CM 110, 116, 122, 124; CRP 81, 102, 103, 104; GEOG 132, 160, 181, 184, 187T; ID 43, 77, 116, 134, 145; SOC 163

2. General Education requirements (49 units)*

3. Other requirements (9 units)**
American Government and Institutions (PLSI 2), Multicultural and International (MI), and Upper-division writing 

4. Sufficient elective units to meet required total units (varies)

5. Total (120 units)

* This total indicates 7 units for PHYS 2A [B1] and MATH 70 or 75 [B4] are used to satisfy the General Education requirements. Note: Architectural Studies majors are exempt from G.E. Area IC

** The writing requirement may be met by taking the upper-division writing exam. See advisor for details.

Advising Notes

  1. Courses in major requirements, mathematics, and the physical sciences taken CR/NC are not counted toward fulfillment of degree requirements.
  2. Students must achieve a “C” or better in major requirements, mathematics, and physical sciences courses.
  3. If the upper-division writing skills requirement is not met by passing the university Upper-Division Writing Examination (0 units), students need to take a 3- to 4-unit W course (e.g., PLANT 110W or ENGL 160W) and pass with a grade of C or higher.
  4. All architectural studies students must consult with their academic advisors at least once per academic year.
  5. All students enrolled in architectural studies courses are required to follow the “DISCOVERe Mobile Device Requirements” as established by the Department of Construction Management. The current version of these requirements can be found on the department website:


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