Architectural Studies

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Foreign:$ 46.4 k / Year(s) Deadline: Apr 1, 2023
184 place StudyQA ranking:1593 Duration:4 years You need IELTS certificate

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Architects design buildings and environments that are useful, sustainable and aesthetically pleasing. This implies an understanding of people's needs, the science and technology of building, and the concepts of aesthetics. The faculty in The Design School offer a BSD in architectural studies. In addition to developing knowledge and skills in architectural design, building technology, landscape architecture and professional practice, students are encouraged to select electives from a broad range of approved courses within the institute and across the university. These electives may be selected to devise a minor, to further professional study or to enrich the student's academic experience in some other fashion.

  • Introduction to Environmental Design (HU & H & G) OR
  • ALA 102: Landscapes and Sustainability (HU & G)
  • ALA 121: Design Fundamentals I
  • DSC 100: ASU Design Experience
  • ENG 101 or ENG 102: First-Year Composition OR 
  • ENG 105: Advanced First-Year Composition OR 
  • ENG 107 or ENG 108: First-Year Composition
  • MAT 170: Precalculus (MA)
  • Social-Behavioral Sciences (SB)
  • ALA 100: Introduction to Environmental Design (HU & H & G) OR
  • ALA 102: Landscapes and Sustainability (HU & G)
  • ALA 122: Design Fundamentals II
  • ALA 124: Design Fundamentals II Lecture
  • ALA 225: Design Fundamentals III
  • ALA 235: Introduction to Computer Modeling (CS)
  • APH 313: History of Architecture I ((L or HU) & G & H)
  • PHY 101: Introduction to Physics (SQ)
  • ALA 226: Design Fundamentals IV
  • ATE 242: Introduction to Architectural Technology
  • APH 314: History of Architecture II ((L or HU) & G & H)
  • Natural Science - General (SG) OR
  • Natural Science - Quantitative (SQ)
  • ADE 321: Architectural Studio I
  • ATE 361: Architectural Technology I
  • APH 405: Contemporary Architecture and Urbanism 1970 to the Present (HU & H)
  • ADE 322: Architectural Studio II
  • ATE 362: Architectural Technology II
  • APH 421: First Concepts: What is... The Writing, Philosophy, and Culture of Architecture (L or HU)
  • ADE 421: Architectural Studio III
  • ADE 422: Architectural Studio IV
  • ATE 452: Architectural Technology III
  • Freshmen must have a 3.00 grade point average (GPA) (a "B" or better where "A"=4.00) from a secondary school.
  • Transfer students must have a minimum 2.50 GPA (a "C+" or better where "A"=4.00) from a college or university. Some ASU programs require a minimum transfer GPA of 3.00, including the W. P. Carey School of Business and Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.
  • Some ASU  programs may have higher admission requirements and may require a minimum ACT or SAT score.
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
  • All international students on F-1 or J-1 visas must provide a Financial Guarantee to show evidence of sufficient funds available for their students before their SEVIS Form I-20 can be issued. 


ASU offers a limited number of merit-based scholarships for highly qualified international freshman students who are non-immigrant, nonresident and degree seeking. To be considered for this competitive scholarship, you must submit your application for admission by April 1, 2017. There is no separate scholarship application to complete. 

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