2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
    
    Oct 06, 2022  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Architecture Track I, MArch


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In the United States, most registration boards require a degree from an accredited professional degree program as a prerequisite for licensure. The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), which is the sole agency authorized to accredit professional degree programs in architecture offered by institutions with U.S. regional accreditation, recognizes three types of degrees: the Bachelor of Architecture, the Master of Architecture, and the Doctor of Architecture. A program may be granted an eight-year, three-year, or two-year term of accreditation, depending on the extent of its conformance with established educational standards. Doctor of Architecture and Master of Architecture degree programs may require a preprofessional undergraduate degree in architecture for admission. However, the preprofessional degree is not, by itself, recognized as an accredited degree.

California Baptist University, College of Architecture, Visual Arts and Design offers the following NAAB-accredited degree programs: M. Arch. (preprofessional degree + 30 graduate credits) 

Next accreditation visit for all programs: 2021

Qualifications to Proceed


Qualifications to Proceed to the Master of Architecture Track I Degree

Submit a formal application to the M.Arch. degree program through the graduate admissions office which includes the following requirements:

  •  An earned undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.75 or above.
  • A portfolio of academic, creative, and professional work to date.
  • Completion of the following ARC courses with a grade of C- or above:
ARC 120 Design Communication
ARC 122 Design Fundamentals
ARC 210 Design Studio I
ARC 212 Design Studio II
ARC 220 Computer Modeling
ARC 240 Architectural History I
ARC 242 Architectural History II
ARC 280 Materials and Methods
ARC 310 Design Studio III
ARC 312 Design Studio IV
ARC 350 Architectural History
ARC 370 Professional Preparation
ARC 380 Thermal Environmental Systems
ARC 385 Luminous and Sonic Environmental Systems
ARC 393 Structural Systems I
ARC 400 Special Topics in Architecture
ARC 410 Design Studio V
ARC 412 Design Studio VI
ARC 460 International Design Seminar 
ARC 462 International History and Theory Seminar
ARC 480 Advanced Sustainable Systems
ARC 493 Structural Systems II


Degree Requirements


Master of Architecture Track I Degree Requirements

  • Acceptance in the M.Arch. program having met all of the application requirements above.

  • An earned graduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.

  • Complete all graduate degree requirements with a grade of B- or above.

  • Complete a minimum total of 168 units of credit of undergraduate and graduate units with a minimum of 30 units at the graduate level (500 level courses)

 

Program Requirements (30 units)


General Education Requirements


The general education requirements will follow the curriculum set forth for other University programs. Some general education requirements will be met through specific Architecture major requirements. All University general education competency requirements must be met before beginning the program outlined below.

Lower Division Requirements


  • ARC 120 - Design Communication
  • ARC 122 - Design Fundamentals
  • ARC 210 - Design Studio I
  • ARC 212 - Design Studio II
  • ARC 220 - Computer Modeling
  • ARC 240 - Architectural History I
  • ARC 242 - Architectural History II
  • ARC 280 - Materials and Methods
  • DES 110 - Design Thought Foundations I

  • MAT 145 - Mathematical Methods in the Natural Sciences OR
  • MAT 245 - Analytical Geometry and Calculus I

  • PHY 115 - Physics for Architects with Lab

Upper Division Requirements


  • ARC 310 - Design Studio III
  • ARC 312 - Design Studio IV
  • ARC 350 - Architectural Theory I
  • ARC 370 - Professional Preparation
  • ARC 380 - Thermal Environmental Systems
  • ARC 385 - Luminous and Sonic Environmental Systems
  • ARC 393 - Structural Systems I
  • ARC 400 - Special Topics in Architecture (3 units)
  • ARC 410 - Design Studio V
  • ARC 412 - Design Studio VI
  • ARC 460 - International Design Seminar 
  • ARC 462 - International History and Theory Seminar
  • ARC 480 - Advanced Sustainable Systems
  • ARC 491 - Architecture Internship (1 unit) OR
  • ARC 492 - Architecture Integrated Experience (1 unit)
     
  • ARC 493 - Structural Systems II
  • DES 310 - Design Thought Practicum
  • ENT 357 - Small Business Management

Graduate Level Elective Requirements


Complete nine (9) units from the following:

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