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Architecture

Marywood's School of Architecture is the first to open in northeast Pennsylvania.

Architects create the environments in which we live, work, play, shop and worship. The opportunities for graduates with degrees in architecture are expected to grow over the next several decades, especially for those with a concentration in environmental stewardship, a strong focus of our program.

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Degree Tracks: Architecture

The School of Architecture offers two degree tracks in Architecture for those entering as freshmen:

  • a four-year pre-professional Bachelor of Environmental Design in Architecture degree (B.E.D.A.) intended for students who will pursue a professional Master's degree or enter a related field.
  • a five-year professional Bachelor of Architecture degree (B.ARCH.) intended for students who will pursue a career as a licensed architect or advanced study in the field of architecture.

The commonalities between the disciplines of architecture and interior architecture provide the context for students in Marywood’s architecture and interior architecture programs to share professional core and elective courses, including the foundation design studios, as well as, digital media and the history of architecture courses.

All qualified students are accepted into the professional Bachelor of Architecture degree track. Students who wish to enter the pre-professional B.E.D.A. degree may transfer from the B.ARCH. prior to their fourth year.

Track 1: Bachelor of Environmental Design in Architecture (B.E.D.A.)

(Four-year professional degree)

First-year curriculum: 30 credits

Fall 1

ARCH 110 Foundation Design I 4
ARCH 112 Introduction to the Designed Environment and Design Thinking         3
RST 112 Modern Belief 3
ENGL 160 Composition and Rhetoric 3
UNIV 100 New Student Seminar: Living Responsibly in an Interdependent World 1
Total: 14 Credits

Spring 1

ARCH 120 Foundation Design II 4
ARCH 124 Digital Media I 3
ARCH 125 History and Theory of Architecture I 3
ENGL 180 Introduction to World Literature 3
MATH 150 Architectural Mathematics 3
Total: 16 Credits

Second-year curriculum: 33 credits
Fall 2

ARCH 210 Design Studio III
6
ARCH 214 Digital Media II
3
ARCH 215 History and Theory of Architecture II
3
LANGUAGE  Foreign Language I
3
PHIL 113 Introduction to Philosophy 
3
Total: 18 credits

Spring 2

ARCH 220 Design Studio IV
6
ARCH 225 History and Theory of Architecture III 3
****LANG Foreign Language II
3
PHYS 140 Physics for Architects
3
Total: 15 credits

Third-year curriculum: 36 credits
Fall 3

ARCH 310 Design Studio V
6
ARCH 312 Structures I
3
ARCH 313 Building Assemblies 3
SOC 315 Theories in Urbanization
3
**PHIL XXX Philosophy Elective
3
Total: 18 credits

Spring 3

ARCH 320 Design Studio VI
6
ARCH 322 Structures II
3
ARCH/IARC XXX Program Elective
3
HIST XXX History Elective
3
FINE ARTS Fine Arts Elective 3
Total: 18 credits

Fourth-year curriculum: 33 credits
Fall 4

ARCH 410 Design Studio VII
6
ARCH 411 Environmental Systems I
3
ARCH/IARC XXX Program Elective
3
ARCH/IARC XXX Program Elective
3
HIST XXX History Elective
(Global if Global Requirement has not been fulfilled previously
3
Total: 18 Credits

Spring 4

ARCH 420 Design Studio VIII 
(Comprehensive Studio)
6
ARCH 421 Environmental Systems II
3
ENGL XXX English Elective (300 or 400 level)
RST XXX Religion Elective
3
Total: 15 Credits

Total credits: 132

*Recommended: ECON 100 (Basic Economics); ART 223 (Basic Ceramics); ART 226 (Basic Printmaking); ART 262 (Sculpture I); ART 315 A (Basic Photography)

**Choose from: PHIL 215 (Critical Thinking); PHIL 315 (Ethics); or PHIL 325 (Philosophy of Art).

Track 2: Bachelor of Architecture (B.ARCH.)

(Five-year professional degree)

First-year curriculum: 30 credits
Fall 1

ARCH 110 Foundation Design I
4
ARCH 112 Introduction to the Designed Environment and Design Thinking
3
RST 112 Modern Belief
3
ENGL 160 Composition and Rhetoric
3
UNIV 100 New Student Seminar: Living Responsibly in an Interdependent World
1
Total: 14 Credits

Spring 1

ARCH 120 Foundation Design II
4
ARCH 124 Digital Media I 3
ARCH 125 History and Theory of Architecture I 3
ENGL 180 Introduction to World Literature
3
MATH 150 Architectural Mathematics
3
Total: 16 Credits

Second-year curriculum: 33 credits
Fall 2

ARCH 210 Design Studio III
6
ARCH 214 Digital Media II
3
ARCH 216 History and Theory of Architecture II
3
LANGUAGE  Foreign Language I 3
PHIL 113 Introduction to Philosophy
3
Total: 18 credits

Spring 2

ARCH 220 Design Studio IV
6
ARCH 225 History and Theory of Architecture III 3
LANGUAGE  Foreign Language II
3
PHYS 140 Physics for Architects
3
Total: 15 credits

Third-year curriculum: 36 credits
Fall 3

ARCH 310 Design Studio V
6
ARCH 312 Structures I
3
ARCH 313 Building Assemblies 3
SOC 315 Theories in Urbanization
3
**PHIL XXX Philosophy Elective
3
Total: 18 credits

Spring 3

ARCH 320 Design Studio VI
6
ARCH 322 Structures II
3
ARCH/IARC XXX Program Elective
3
HIST XXX History Elective
3
***FINE ARTS Fine Arts
3
Total: 18 credits

Fourth-year curriculum: 33 credits
Fall 4

ARCH 410 Design Studio VII
6
ARCH 411 Environmental Systems I
3
ARCH/IARC XXX Program Elective
3
ARCH/IARC XXX Program Elective
3
HIST XXX History Elective
(Global if Global Requirement has not been fulfilled previously)
3
Total: 18 Credits

Spring 4

ARCH 420 Design Studio VIII (Comprehensive Studio)
6
ARCH 421 Environmental Systems II
3
ENGL XXX English Elective (300 or 400 level)
3
RST XXX Religion Elective
3
Total: 15 Credits

Fifth-year curriculum: 30 credits
Fall 5

ARCH 450 Design Studio IX
6
ARCH 451 Art & Craft of Building
3
ARCH 452 LEED Accreditation 3
ARCH 453 History and Theories of Urban Form
3
Total: 15 Credits

Spring 5

ARCH 460 Design Studio X
6
ARCH/IARC XXX Program Elective
3
ARCH 462 Professional Practice
3
GE XXX General Elective
3
DEAN 075 Degree Candidacy
0
Total: 15 Credits

Total Credits: 162

*Recommended: ECON (Basic Economics); ART 223 (Basic Ceramics); ART 226 (Basic Printmaking); ART 262 (Sculpture I); ART 315 A (Basic Photography)

**Choose from: PHIL 215 (Critical Thinking); PHIL 315 (Ethics); or PHIL 325 (Philosophy of Art)

***Choose from ART 218 (Art in the Modern Era); FA 100 (Music, Art and the Contemporary World); FA 102 (Sound and Symbol in the Arts)


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