2018-2019 Catalog 
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2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Architecture, AA (ARCH)

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The Associate of Arts degree is a 69-hour, two-year program of study designed for students who have an interest in architecture. Upon completion of this degree, students wishing to pursue a career in this discipline should expect to either complete their architectural training at another university or complete a bachelor’s at ACU in a related major with the expectation of some required leveling work prior to acceptance in a graduate level architecture program. The curriculum is designed for those interested in how technical and aesthetic aspects of architectural design affect a diversity of populations in a variety of contexts. The foundational curriculum prepares students with essential architectural design problem solving techniques and skills.

General Education University Requirements

The Core (3 Credit Hours)

Communication (3 Credit Hours)

Science (3 Credit Hours)

Agricultural and Environmental Science


Mathematics (3 Credit Hours)

Social Science (3 Credit Hours)


Family Studies


Journalism and Mass Communication

Kinesiology (2 Credit Hours)

Total General Education Hours: 29

Additional University Requirements

Historical Literacy (3 Credit Hours)

Cultural Awareness (3 Credit Hours)

Choose 3 credit hours from the following list:


Biology, Chemistry and Communication Science and Disorders

Business Administration


Foreign Language

  • Foreign Language (Spanish, German, French, Latin) 111 or higher *

       *Hours may also fulfill university requirements and are not included in total major hours






Total Hours from Additional Requirements: 6

Total University Requirements Hours: 35

Major Requirements


  • Credit Hours: 3 *

  • *Hours may also fulfill university requirements and are not included in total major hours


Social Science/Humanities/Fine Arts

Total: 34 Credit Hours


Minimum - 0 Credit Hours

Total Major Hours: 34

Other Graduation Requirements

Minimum grade in art and design courses: C
Minimum GPA for graduation: 2.00
Minimum total hours: 69

Courses numbered 0** do not count in minimum hours required for degree.

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