Architecture, B.Arch

The Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) is a five-year professional degree that prepares students for leadership in the profession of architecture and urban design. The program promotes a built environment that bolsters genuine communities through architecture that is durable, useful, beautiful, and human-scaled. Designed to meet the National Architectural Accreditation Board (NAAB) requirements, the degree is rooted in classical and traditional architecture with a holistic foundation in the craft of building, building technology, practice-based coursework, plan and document generation, building codes, specifications, digital parametric modeling, building information modeling, architectural visualization, digital fabrication, building envelope systems, structural systems, and sustainability. The program is structured as a two-plus-three stackable credential, awarding an Associate of Science in Engineering Design Technology (Architectural Design Drafting Track) after the first two years and a comprehensive professional B.Arch degree for the final three years. This allows students who do not wish to pursue licensure a two-year path into the profession. In their final three years, students engage in coursework which readies them to become licensed, practicing architects, projects managers, principals, owners, and community leaders in the profession. Students learn to design buildings in a historical and cultural context through coursework in history, theory, culture, and community service. Concurrently, students engage in arts and science courses to expand critical thinking and understand current design and building technologies, making them ideal employees in architecture offices and related design construction industries including civil, mechanical, and electrical engineering. Students acquire leadership skills through courses in professional practice, ethics, and architectural registration exam preparation. A total of at least 153 hours of coursework is required for the Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch).

Matriculation Requirements

  1. Before being formally admitted into the Bachelor of Architecture (B-Arch) degree program, students must matriculate into the Architecture Cohort (the final 3 years of the program) by either completing the AS Engineering Design Technology (Architecture Design and Drafting Track) with a minimum grade of C or better in all courses, OR by completing matriculation requirements 2:

  2. Complete the following courses with a C grade or better:

PHYS 1010Elementary Physics PP3
or PHYS 2010 College Physics I PP
EGDT 10203D Architectural Modeling3
EGDT 1100Architectural Drafting and Design3
EGDT 2100Architecture Materials and Methods3
EGDT 2600Applied Structures I - Statics (MATH 1050 is a prerequisite for this course)3
ARC 1010Classical Architecture Workshop3
ARC 2110Architecture Studio I4
ARC 2210Architecture Studio II4
ARC 2220Construction Documents and Specifications3

All Architecture students must complete a Matriculation Application and Portfolio by the appointed deadline during the Spring semester prior to the Fall Bachelor Degree cohort to which the student desires to gain entry.  Subsequently an official acceptance letter must be obtained from the Architecture Program Coordinator prior to taking any further Architecture courses.  Part-time students may be admitted into the Architecture cohort and may be allowed to proceed through the program at their own pace. All transfer credits must be approved in writing by UVU and the Architecture Program Coordinator.