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Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design

The program maintains the same focus as the Bachelor of Architecture program, with less emphasis on professional practice.

Degree Plan

The program for the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design degree is a pre-professional four-year curriculum of at least 128 semester hours. The curriculum includes 73 hours of Architecture courses, 34 of which are advanced hours (3000-level or higher). The degree includes the University’s required core curriculum and 13 semester hours of elective courses.

A list of the Approved Electives is available. See your assigned academic advisor for details.

A list of the Architecture History Electives offered in the Fall 2018 semester is available. Please note the courses are subject to change. See your assigned academic advisor for details.

First Year


ARCH 1200: Introduction to Architecture, Industrial Design, and Interior Architecture
ARCH 1500: Architecture Design Studio I
ENGL 1303: First Year Writing I*
MATH 1310: College Albegra*
HIST 1377: U.S. to 1877*


ARCH 1359: Design Since 1945*
ARCH 1501: Architecture Design Studio II
ENGL 1304: First Year Writing II*
MATH 1330: Precalculus*
HIST 1378: U.S. Since 1877*

Second Year


ARCH 2500: Architecture Design Studio III
ARCH 2327: Technology 1
ARCH 2350: Survey of Architectural History I*
PHYS 1301: Introductory General Physics I*
Language, Philosophy, and Culture Core Course*


ARCH 2501: Architecture Design Studio IV
ARCH 2328: Technology 2
ARCH 2351: Survey of Architectural History II*
Architecture Elective
PHYS 1302: Introductory General Physics II*

Third Year


ARCH 3500: Architecture Design Studio V
ARCH 3327: Technology 3
ARCH 2230: Programming
Architecture History Elective
POLS 1336: U.S. and Texas Constitution & Politics*


ARCH 3501: Architecture Design Studio VI
ARCH 3328: Technology 4
POLS 1337: U.S. Government: Congress, President, and Courts*
Social and Behavioral Sciences Core Course*
Approved Elective

Fourth Year


ARCH 4373: Urban Environments
Architecture Elective
Architecture History Elective


Architecture Elective
Approved Integrative Course
Approved Integrative Course
Elective (4 semester credit hours)

*University Core Curriculum Courses