Undergraduate Program in Architecture

A Bachelor of Arts degree with a Major in Architecture is offered through the College of Arts and Sciences.

The mission of the undergraduate program in architecture is to develop basic skills, knowledge, and methods of inquiry in the discipline of architecture within the context of a liberal education in the arts and sciences. The program provides for the study of architecture on three levels of engagement: a Minor, a Major, and an Intensive Major. Most of required courses offered in the undergraduate program are design studios. Student work in the design studios ranges from hand drawing and three-dimensional physical models to computer-aided drafting (CAD) and three-dimensional parametric modeling.

Please note that, beginning in January 2013, the studio course ARCH201 will be open to freshmen and offered only in the spring. All freshmen interested in the architecture major or minor are encouraged to register.

For more information about the program, please see the documents available at the bottom of this page.

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Click here for information on the Architecture Summer Program at Penn for high-school students