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2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Architecture Major, Bachelor of Architecture

The curriculum for the Bachelor of Architecture degree includes a combination of required and elective courses offering the student both a solid professional program of study and a sound general education. While the majority of courses are designated as required, students may use the available architecture and general electives to broaden their education and to expand their knowledge in areas of personal interest.

All students studying for a Bachelor of Architecture degree will complete the following requirements in their course of study. For any additional specialized requirements, the student should refer to the Student Handbook of the School of Architecture and the student’s faculty advisor.

uTrack Requirements (for students entering Fall 2013 or later)

Universal Tracking (uTrack) is an academic monitoring system designed to help students stay on track for timely graduation. In order to remain on track, students must complete the minimum requirements for each tracking semester, known as milestones. Milestones include successful completion of specified courses and/or attainment of a minimum GPA. uTrack requirements only affect full-time, degree-seeking students who first entered Fall 2013 or later. uTrack does not apply to transfer students who enter prior to Fall 2015.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Architecture

Term 1 Hours Milestone Notes
ARCH 101  or ARCH 107 ; ARCH 121   5 2.5 cumulative GPA
1ARCH 171   3  
ENGL 101 * or ENGL 118 * 3  
2MATH 125 * 3  
3Non-Architecture Elective 3  
Term 2
ARCH 102 , ARCH 122 , ARCH 172   8 2.5 cumulative GPA
ARCH 211 * or ARCH 217 * 3 ENGL 102 *
4Communicating Orally Elective * 3 MATH 125 *
ENGL 102 * 3  
Term 3
ARCH 212 * or ARCH 218 *; ARCH 221   5 2.5 cumulative GPA
1ARCH 271   6  
4Cultures and Civilizations Elective * 3  
PHYS 161 * 3  
Term 4
ARCH 232 , ARCH 272   9 2.5 cumulative GPA
ARCH 213 * or ARCH 227 * 3 PHYS 161 *
4Cultures and Civilizations Elective * 3  
5Unrestricted Elective 3  
Term 5
ARCH 331 *, ARCH 341 , ARCH 370   11 2.5 cumulative GPA
1ARCH 371   3  
3Non-Architecture Elective 3  
Term 6
ARCH 332 , ARCH 342 , ARCH 372   14 2.5 cumulative GPA
ARCH 312  or ARCH 317   3  
Term 7
ARCH 421 , ARCH 431   5 2.5 cumulative GPA
1ARCH 471   6  
6Professional Elective 3  
4Social Sciences Elective * 3  
Term 8
7Design Studio Option 6 2.5 cumulative GPA
3Non-Architecture Elective 3  
6Professional Elective 3  
4Social Sciences Elective * 3  
5Unrestricted Elective 2  
Term 9
7Design Studio Option 6 2.5 cumulative GPA
4Natural Sciences w/ Lab Elective * 4  
6Professional Elective 3  
5Unrestricted Elective 2  
Term 10
ARCH 462   4 2.5 cumulative GPA
7Design Studio Option 6  
6Professional Elective 3  
5Unrestricted Elective 3  
TOTAL 168  
* Meets University General Education Requirement .
1 Students are not allowed to enroll simultaneously in two of these design courses.
2 Students are exempt from MATH 125 * with a score of 25 or higher on the calculus readiness test. Students exempt from MATH 125 * must take a higher-level Quantitative Reasoning Elective to meet the University General Education Requirement.
3 Chosen from any courses outside architecture, interior design and landscape architecture not already required for the major.
4 Chosen from the University General Education list .
5 Any course not already required for the major.
6 Chosen from any 300-599 architecture courses or any 300-499 interior design courses.
7 During the fourth and fifth year, students will select a total of three courses from the following Design Studio Options – ARCH 474 , ARCH 475 , ARCH 496 , ARCH 497 , ARCH 498 , and ARCH 499 . Students interested in pursuing the MLA in Landscape Architecture will take ARCH 474  and ARCH 475  in the fifth year.
8 Students are required to participate in a school-approved study abroad or off-campus semester of study, minimum 12 credit hours including a 6 credit hour design studio. Study will typically occur in the spring of fourth-year, the fall of fifth-year, or the summers after the third or fourth years of study.

Seven-Year Architecture/Landscape Architecture Path

Qualified students in the architecture program may consider entering the Master of Landscape Architecture degree path in their fifth year. Completing this path allows Bachelor of Architecture graduates to gain advanced standing in the landscape architecture program, satisfying degree requirements in two years rather than three. This path only applies to the Master of Landscape Architecture, Track 1 – First Professional Degree option offered at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. For more information, see the Graduate Catalog.

Requirements for architecture students pursuing this degree path:

Qualifications for achieving advanced standing in the landscape architecture program:

  • The student must have an earned minimum cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 and meet all other admission requirements for the landscape architecture program.
  • Conditional admission may be granted after application in the spring semester of the fourth year. The student must also follow the normal procedure and deadline for admission to the Graduate School.
  • Full admission of a student into this program must be approved by the College of Architecture and Design and the Graduate School.
  • A student will not be eligible for a graduate assistantship until the student is enrolled as a graduate-level student in the Graduate School, has satisfied all of the requirements for the bachelor’s degree, or the student is in the final semester of the bachelor’s degree and has completed all undergraduate coursework.