Accelerated Track (Lower Division)

The Department of Architecture offers an Accelerated Track (AT) studio option, in the lower division, to assist transfer students and students who wish to change their major. The Accelerated Track (AT) compresses the first two years of studio (four semesters) into three semesters (Fall, Spring & Summer), starting in the Fall and finishing the following Summer. The course content remains largely identical, but the pace of the studio is increased. The AT is not available for incoming freshmen. Students who have entered into the regular 5-year B.ARCH traditional track may not change to the AT.

Interested students must have a minimum of 36 credits applicable to the degree including the completion of specific course requirements. Selection for the Accelerated Track (AT) will be based on a competitive GPA review once all applications are received.

Students who finish the Accelerated Track are eligible to submit their portfolio for review to enter the upper division in the fall. Once accepted into the upper division, students will take the remaining courses required to complete the B.ARCH degree. All courses must be passed with a ‘C’ or higher to be applied to the B.ARCH degree and all students must maintain a 2.5 GPA. 

  • Acceptance to the Accelerated Track for Fall 2021 is now closed.
  • The application process will re-open at the conclusion of Spring 2022.
  • During Fall 2021 we are running one studio section of the Accelerated Track.

  • Applications closed on June 14th, 2021, at 11:59PM EST.

  • Notifications were distributed on June 16th, 2021.

  • Entry to the AT is limited to those meeting all qualifications and based upon a competitive GPA review.


Required Courses

  • ARCH 1000: Intro to Architecture
  • ARCH 1011: Accelerated Studio I
  • ARCH 1012: Accelerated Studio II
  • ARCH 1241: Design Communication I
  • ARCH 2013: Accelerated Studio III
  • ARCH 2111: Architecture Culture I
  • ARCH 2211: Structures I
  • ARCH 2242: Design Communication II
  • ARCH 2311: Environmental Technology I

For more information on courses, please refer to the Undergraduate Catalog.