Accelerated Degree Program

The Department of Architecture offers an Accelerated Studio option for students entering the program with a minimum of 36 credits (transfers or change of Majors). Students must make a formal request for this option and have approval from the Department Chair before entering the accelerated option. This option is not available for incoming freshmen and students who have entered into the regular 5-year B.ARCH may not change into the accelerated option.

The Accelerated Program 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.

Students who finish the Accelerated Program 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. 


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.

Completion of GA Core or Architecture Electives (12 credits)

Students with full-time registration may choose to use the remaining 12 credits in the Accelerated program to finish their GA Core or choose to take Architecture Electives.