Architecture - Bachelor of Arts in Architecture

For information, please contact the Department of Architecture + Interior Design, 101 Alumni Hall, 513-529-7210.

Program Requirements: Architecture

(87 semester hours minimum)

Plan of Study Grid
First YearCredit Hours
ARC 101
ARC 102
Beginning Design Studio
and Beginning Design Studio
ARC 113
ARC 114
Methods of Presentation, Representation and Re-Presentation
and Methods of Presentation, Representation and Re-Presentation
 Credit Hours14
Second Year
ARC 201
ARC 202
Architecture Studio
and Architecture Studio
ARC 211
ARC 212
Introduction to Landscape and Urban Design
and Principles of Environmental Systems
ARC 213
ARC 214
Graphic Media III
and Graphic Media IV
ARC 221
ARC 222
History of Architecture I
and History of Architecture II
 Credit Hours26
Third Year
ARC 301
ARC 302
Architecture Studio
and Architecture Studio 1
Required ARC electives 2,3 11
 Credit Hours23
Fourth Year
ARC 401
ARC 402C
Architecture Studio
and Senior Studio Capstone Experience 1
Required ARC electives 2,3 12
 Credit Hours24
 Total Credit Hours87 Credit Hours

A pre-approved six credit hour summer studio may be substituted for a maximum of one upper-division studio (ARC 301, ARC 302, ARC 401, ARC 402). ARC 402C is offered as a Miami Plan Capstone.


Required ARC electives must be met by a minimum of:

  • Nine credit hours of history/theory
  • 12 credit hours environmental systems + practice (see advisor for Master of Architecture prerequisites)
  • Two credit hours communication process

If you intend to continue into a Master of Architecture program, three of your four junior and senior design studios must focus on building design, and it is advisable to take support courses that will be required as prerequisites at the graduate level. Prerequisites for Miami’s Master of Architecture program include ARC 410/ARC 510ARC 417/ARC 517, and ARC 418/ARC 518. See the Courses of Instruction section in this Bulletin for the Master of Architecture degree and consult with your advisor.