Bachelor of Architecture
The Bachelor of Architecture program at KSU is a 5-year, NAAB accredited, professional degree in architecture, leading to eligibility for licensure as an architect.
The B.ARCH Program is centered on the ten-semester studio sequence that proceeds from the basic fundamentals of design and architecture, through the technical aspects of building and comprehensive design, to investigations of the urban condition. It culminates in the fifth year’s exploration of architecture as a form of design research. Reinforcing the studios are sequences in design communication, architecture culture, structure, environmental technology and professional practice. Collectively, they provide the more holistic understanding of the design process necessary for the production of functional and meaningful architecture. FAQ's
Most graduates from the 5-year B.ARCH program pursue a career working in architectural offices, but professional training in architecture also opens doors for graduates to pursue additional and/or other careers in planning, graphic design, product design, interiors, film, education and construction.
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The architecture department highly recommends that all students purchase a laptop that meets the following specifications.
Portfolio Review Evaluation
A portfolio review and curriculum review evaluation are mandatory for all students seeking to enter the upper division (3rd through 5th year) of the BArch – Professional Program Curriculum. Students must successfully pass the lower division (2nd through 3rd year) spring semester Portfolio Review Evaluation Process (see 2021 Bachelor of Architecture Degree: Traditional and Accelerated Curriculum Flow Chart).
There are three (3) components of the Portfolio Review Evaluation Process, and it is imperative that each applicant be successful in each of the following three components:
You are in good academic standing at Kennesaw State University and have completed all Georgia Core courses required in the Curriculum Flow Chart with a minimum grade of 'C.'
You have met all lower division BArch course requirements with a minimum course grade of 'C' and a minimum cumulative Curriculum GPA of 2.5.
You have successfully submitted documentation and passed the Portfolio Review Evaluation Process with a cumulative minimum average score of 2.5.
note: The minimum cumulative Curriculum GPA of 2.5 is considered "acceptable" and "satisfactory."
Click the links below to view past years top submitted portfolios.
Degree RequirementsStudents pursuing a Bachelor of Architecture must complete all degree requirements, including general education, lower and upper division requirements specific to the major, other major- specific requirements, electives, and University-wide degree requirements. For a complete list of degree requirements, please refer to the Undergraduate Catalog.
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