Architecture and Environmental Design Curriculum

The BSAED program requires 121 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) with fifteen (15) credits of in-major introductory coursework.

Based on the successful completion of introductory coursework, students proceed to the 2nd - 4th year 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 take either Building Design or participate in interdisciplinary Urban Design, Interior Architecture, or Historic Preservation Studios.

Below is the B.S. in Architecture & Environmental Design 2014-2015 Recommended Curriculum Sequence (for students starting Fall 2014) [Download PDF]

FRESHMAN YEAR (FIRST SEMESTER)
ORAP 107 Orientation for ARCH & CMGT Majors 1
ARCH 101 Concepts & Theories of Built Environment I 3
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
FRESHMAN YEAR (SECOND SEMESTER)
ARCH 104 Communication Skills II 3
ARCH 205 History of the Built Environment I 3
ARCH 207 Site Design 3
ENGL 102 (EC) English Composition II 3
MATH 113 (MQ) Mathematical Analysis I 4
SOPHOMORE YEAR (FIRST SEMESTER)
ARCH 201 Design I 6
ARCH 206 History of the Built Environment II 3
ARCH 208 Building Materials I 3
XXX (SB)* Social & Behavioral Science General Education Requirement 3
PHEC XXX Phys. Ed. Activity Elective 1
SOPHOMORE YEAR (SECOND SEMESTER)
ARCH 202 Design II 6
ARCH 203 (IM) Communication Skills III 3
ARCH 209 Building Materials II 3
PHYS 101 (BP) Intro to Physics I 4
JUNIOR YEAR (FIRST SEMESTER)
ARCH 301 Design III - Housing 6
ARCH XXX History/Theory Elective 3
ARCH XXX^ Technology Elective 3
PHYS 105 (BP) Energy, Transportation, & Pollution I 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
HIST 350 (CI) Intro to African Diaspora 3
PHIL 109 (CT) Intro to Logic 3
SENIOR YEAR (SECOND SEMESTER)
ARCH XXX** Fourth Year Studio 6
ARCH XXX ARCH Elective 3
XXX (AH)* Arts & Humanities General Education Requirement 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 121


*Click [here] for General Education Distribution Requirements 

^BSAED Students planning to register for ARCH 402-BUILDING DESIGN II or considering applying for the 3+2/Master in Architecture program must register for the following Technology Elective courses: ARCH 311 (Prerequisite: MATH 113 & PHYS 101) and ARCH 312 in their third year.

* *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

 
BELOW ARE PREVIOUS RECOMMENDED CURRICULUM SEQUENCES FOR STUDENTS ENROLLED BEFORE FALL 2014. 

[Download PDF] 2010-2013 Recommended Curriculum Sequence Addendum (for students starting Fall 2013) 

[Download PDF] 2010-2013 Recommended Curriculum Sequence 

[Download PDF] 2006-2009 Recommended Curriculum Sequence