ARCHITECTURE & ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN (B.S.)

Curriculum

The BSAED degree program requires 120 credits for the completion of the program and offers students curriculum options for Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and City and Regional Planning. The Program consists of an introductory freshman year in which students focus on General Education Requirements (GER) and AREN introductory coursework.

Based on the successful completion of introductory coursework, students proceed to the 2nd year of the program and will typically take 12 credits in-major including 6 credit design studio, 3 credits of a technology subject, and 3 credits of a history or theory subject. The second year is focused on basic design skills. The third year exposes all students to projects in Baltimore, ranging from urban design to individual buildings. The fourth year allows students to focus on Architecture, Landscape Architecture, or City and Regional Planning.

Below is the B.S. in Architecture & Environmental Design 2018-2020 Recommended Curriculum Sequence

FRESHMAN YEAR (FIRST SEMESTER)
ORAP 107 Orientation for ARCH & CMGT Majors 1
ARCH 103 Communication Skills I 3
ENGL 101 (EC) English Composition I 3
XXX (SB)* Social & Behavioral Science General Education Requirement 3
XXX (HH)* Health & Healthful Living General Education Requirement 3
MATH 110 (MQ) Algebra, Function, & Analytical Geometry 3
FRESHMAN YEAR (SECOND SEMESTER)
ARCH 101 Concepts & Theories of Built Environment I 3
ARCH 104 (IM) Communication Skills II 3
ENGL 102 (EC) English Composition II 3
XXX (SB)* Social & Behavioral Science General Education Requirement 3
XXX (BP)* Biological & Physical Science General Education Requirement - Part A 4
SOPHOMORE YEAR (FIRST SEMESTER)
ARCH 201 Design I 6
ARCH 203 Communication Skills III 3
ARCH 205 History of the Built Environment I 3
ARCH 208 Building Materials I 3
XXX Phys. Ed. Activity Elective or Financial Literacy (FIN 101) 1
SOPHOMORE YEAR (SECOND SEMESTER)
ARCH 202 Design II 6
ARCH 206  History of the Built Environment II 3
ARCH 207 Site Design 3
XXX (CT)* Critical Thinking General Education Requirement 3
JUNIOR YEAR (FIRST SEMESTER)
ARCH 301 Design III - Housing 6
ARCH XXX History/Theory Elective 3
ARCH XXX^ Technology Elective 3
XXX (BP) Biological and Physical Science General Education Requirement 3
JUNIOR YEAR (SECOND SEMESTER)
ARCH 302 Design IV - Urban Design 6
ARCH XXX History/Theory Elective 3
ARCH XXX^ Technology Elective 3
XXX (AH)* Arts & Humanities General Education Requirement 3
SENIOR YEAR (FIRST SEMESTER)
ARCH XXX** Fourth Year Studio 6
ARCH XXX ARCH Elective 3
XXX (AH)* Arts & Humanities General Education Requirement 3
XXX (CI)* Contemporary Issues General Education Requirement 3
SENIOR YEAR (SECOND SEMESTER)
ARCH XXX** Fourth Year Studio 6
ARCH XXX ARCH Elective 3
ARCH XXX ARCH Elective 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 120


*Click [here] for General Education Distribution Requirements (Fall 2014- Present)

^BSAED Students planning to register for ARCH 401-BUILDING DESIGN I or considering applying for the 3+2/Master in Architecture program must register for the following Technology Elective courses: ARCH 311 (Prerequisite: MATH 110/113) and ARCH 312 in their third year.  ARCH 423 - ADVANCED BUILDING STRUCTURES is a co-requisite for ARCH 401 - BUILDING DESIGN I. 

**FOURTH YEAR STUDIO requirement may be fulfilled by the following courses:

ARCH 401 – BUILDING DESIGN I  ARCH 402 – BUILDING DESIGN II (Prerequisite ARCH 312)
ARCH 403 – URBAN DESIGN I   ARCH 404 – URBAN DESIGN II
ARCH 410 – DESIGN-BUILD STUDIO    ARCH 425 – SUSTAINABLE PRESERVATION STUDIO
ARCH 470 – INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE STUDIO

 
FOR STUDENTS ENROLLED BEFORE FALL 2018, PLEASE CONSULT WITH YOUR ACADEMIC ADVISOR FOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS.