Bachelor of Architecture (BArch)
Undergraduate Architecture Curriculum
All incoming undergraduate students enter as pre-architecture majors and complete the Core Design Program before applying for admission to the professional Bachelor of Architecture (BArch) degree program.
See the number of required credits, list of courses and a suggested five-year plan with courses broken into semesters and years.
See also 2019-2020 Five-Year Plan
See also 2018-2019 Five-Year Plan
See also 2017-2018 Five-Year Plan
See also 2016-2017 Five-Year Plan
Explore elective choices for communications, humanities, social sciences and upper-level electives. Also included are general education elective guidelines as well as information about other important requirements.
Recommended High School Preparation
Beyond meeting the minimum high school course requirements for admission to Iowa State University and the College of Design, students who plan to enter the professional Bachelor of Architecture degree program are encouraged, but not required, to take:
- 1 semester of trigonometry
- 1 semester of analytic geometry
- 1 year of physics
- 1 year of studio art classes