These requirements are for students who matriculated in academic year 2023-2024. Students who matriculated prior to fall 2023 should refer to the Archives to view the requirements for their Bulletin year.

Summary of Requirements

The Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree in Architecture may be conferred upon a student by recommendation of the faculty and upon the satisfactory completion of a minimum of 123 semester hours of credit with a minimum cumulative 2.00 GPA. 

University Requirements

All students are required to complete the General Education (GenEd) requirements. Go to the General Education section for more information.

Summer or semester study abroad will satisfy the GenEd Global/World Society (GG) requirement.

All Temple students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses as part of the major. The specific writing-intensive courses required for this major are ARCH 3296 and ARCH 4596.

Program Requirements

All required Architecture courses, MATH 1031, and PHYS 1021 or ECE 2142 must be completed with a C- or better to fulfill major requirements.

MATH 1031Differential and Integral Calculus4
Select one of the following:4
PHYS 1021
Introduction to General Physics I
ECE 2142
Engineering Principles for Building Science 1
Freshman Requirements
ARCH 1011Visual Literacy for Architects 13
ARCH 1001Introduction to Design and the Environment3
ARCH 1012Visual Literacy for Architects 23
Sophomore Requirements
ARCH 2121Foundation Architectural Design 14
ARCH 2141Architectural History: Ancient through Renaissance3
ARCH 2151Architecture, Technology, and the Environment3
ARCH 2122Foundation Architectural Design 24
ARCH 2142Architectural History: 17th Century through 20th Century3
Junior Requirements
ARCH 3231Architectural Design III6
ARCH 3152Materials and Methods4
ARCH 3296Movements in Modern Architecture3
ARCH 3232Architectural Design IV6
ARCH 3354Sustainability and Architecture3
Senior Requirements
ARCH 4331Architectural Design V6
ARCH 3251Structural Analysis for Architects3
ARCH 4332Architectural Design VI6
ARCH 4596Seminar in Architectural Theory3
ARCH Electives9

If ECE 2142 is selected, students will need another GenEd Science and Technology (GS) course to satisfy the GenEd requirement.