• SAT
      - OR -
      High School GPA
    • Minimum Scores
      Minimum Scores
      • EB Reading and Writing: 500
      • Math: 570
      • English or Reading: 18
      • Math: 23

      3.0 Minimum

    New KSU students who did not meet the admission requirements for the B. Arch program and who plan to apply for a Change of Major into the program should:

    • Review the Change of Major requirements
    • Declare the Science, Computing and Technology Focus Area
    • Pursue their KSU General Education courses and review the General Education requirements of the B.Arch curriculum
  • Transfer students must meet the following requirements for admission into the Bachelor of Architecture program:

    • Kennesaw State University transfer admission requirements
    • 2.5 College GPA

    KSU transfer admission requirements can be found here: KSU Transfer Admissions

    Admitted KSU Architecture Major transfer students with college-level credit in Architecture or allied disciplines may submit an Advanced Placement Request to the Department Chair. Please see below for more information.

  • Current KSU students may apply for a Change of Major to Architecture. The following conditions must be met for acceptance:

    • 24 KSU credit hours earned
    • 2.5 KSU GPA
    • Ready to take MATH 1113 or higher upon acceptance
  • KSU and Transfer students may be eligible to enter the Architecture Program through the Accelerated Track. Please select the button below for more information.

    Accelerated Track

B.ARCH Program

The Bachelor of Architecture program at KSU is a 5-year, NAAB accredited degree that leads to eligibility for licensure as an architect and requires a full and consecutive ten-semester studio sequence. Please see the full Bachelor of Architecture curriculum chart under "Program Resources" here

Freshmen and Non-design Transfer Students

All incoming freshmen and non-design transfer students should formally apply to KSU for admission to the University and declare the Architecture Major. Once admitted, all incoming architecture students are required to attend New Student Orientation and have the option to join the Architecture Summer Design Workshop

Transfer Students
 from Architecture and related design programs

All admitted architecture major transfer students with college-level credit in architecture or allied disciplines may submit a Curriculum Placement Request to the Architecture Department Chair. The department will evaluate potential lecture and elective courses for equivalency and will evaluate potential studio courses for placement within the ten-semester architecture studio sequence. The Department Chair decision on equivalency and placement is final. 

Curriculum Placement Request Deadlines

  • Fall Placement Priority Deadline: Friday, 2nd Week of April
  • Fall Placement Final Deadline: Last day of Summer Semester Classes
  • Spring Placement Final Deadline: Friday, 2nd Week of November

To make a Curriculum Placement Request, submit the appropriate items below by email to

For lecture course equivalency requests:

  • Official transcripts
  • Course catalog descriptions related to official transcripts

For studio course placement requests:

  • Portfolio of academic design work
  • Official transcripts
  • Course catalog descriptions related to official transcripts
  • One letter from the professor of the highest-level studio presented in your portfolio

Portfolios will be reviewed by architecture faculty members using the Portfolio Rubric available here

Portfolio Review 

All Architecture Major students must pass a portfolio and progression review at the end of their second year for admittance into the third-year of the program.

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Architecture students at KSU have a variety of options for financial assistance. The Architecture Program offers various merit and need-based scholarships in addition to regular state and federal financial assistance programs. For a list of these programs, please visit the KSU Scholarships website and see Awards and Scholarships for information on opportunities, especially for architecture students.