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A photo of Belmont University President, Dr. Bob Fisher, announcing Belmont's new Bachelor of Architecture program at a press conference.

Courses

Both the five-year Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) and the four-year Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies (B.S.A.S.) programs provide a highly integrated, comprehensive education that will help prepare you for the balance of critical thinking and practical skills needed to succeed in the professional setting.

Fully Integrated Program

The areas of architectural design, history and technology intersect throughout the program. For example, while you’re learning about a particular architectural development in history class, you’ll be designing your own examples in studio, all while learning about the new conditions that require architects to consider innovative approaches to their work. Your coursework in environmental science will enhance the way you think about the ecological impact of architecture and increase your capacity to respond to the needs of sustainable design. This multidisciplinary integration helps provide a deeper understanding of the content and promotes higher-level analytical skills.

Design Your Own Path

The B.Arch. program sets aside a generous number of elective credits for you to pursue specialized interests within architecture, related to architecture or completely separate from architecture. This flexibility helps provide you with balance needed to define your own version of success.

  • Bell Core Curriculum



B.Arch. Major Requirements

  • ARC 1001 Architectural Drafting
  • ARC 1003 Foundations Studio
  • ARC 1015 Craft, Profession, Vocation: Architectural Practices Past, Present, and Future
  • ARC 1020 Shop Fabrication & Sustainability
  • ARC 2021 Architecture Studio I: Architectural Design Methods
  • ARC 2022 Architecture Studio 2: Architectural Design Methods
  • ARC 2031 History of Architecture before 1400
  • ARC 2032 History of Architecture after 1400
  • ARC 2051 Digital Representation I
  • ART 2850 Portfolio Practices
  • ARC 3023 Architecture Studio 3: Integrated Design
  • ARC 3024 Architecture Studio 4: Integrated Design
  • ARC 3033 History of Architecture in the United States
  • ARC 3041 Structures I
  • ARC 3042 Structures 2
  • ARC 4025 Architecture Studio 5: Integrated Design
  • ARC 4026 Architecture Studio 6: Integrated Design
  • ARC 4034 Theories of Architecture and the Environment after 1400
  • ARC 4043 Environmental Systems 1
  • ARC 4044 Environmental Systems 2
  • ARC 4507 Professional Practice I
  • ARC 4508 Professional Practice 2
  • ARC 4518 Comprehensive Design Seminar
  • ARC 4527 Architecture Studio 7: Comprehensive Design
  • ARC 4528 Architecture Studio 8: Comprehensieve Design
  • ART 1030 Drawing I



B.S.A.S. Major Requirements

  • ARC 1001 Architectural Drafting
  • ARC 1003 Foundations Studio
  • ARC 1015 Craft, Profession, Vocation: Architectural Practices Past, Present, and Future
  • ARC 1020 Shop Fabrication & Sustainability
  • ARC 2021 Architecture Studio I: Architectural Design Methods
  • ARC 2022 Architecture Studio 2: Architectural Design Methods
  • ARC 2031 History of Architecture before 1400
  • ARC 2032 History of Architecture after 1400
  • ARC 2051 Digital Representation I
  • ART 2850 Portfolio Practices
  • ARC 3023 Architecture Studio 3: Integrated Design
  • ARC 3024 Architecture Studio 4: Integrated Design
  • ARC 3033 History of Architecture in the United States
  • ARC 3041 Structures I
  • ARC 3042 Structures 2
  • ARC 4025 Architecture Studio 5: Integrated Design
  • ARC 4026 Architecture Studio 6: Integrated Design
  • ARC 4034 Theories of Architecture and the Environment after 1400
  • ARC 4043 Environmental Systems 1
  • ARC 4044 Environmental Systems 2
  • ART 1030 Drawing I