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Sample Degree Plan Courses

The following is a list of courses based on sample degree plan. Other requirements may be necessary to complete this degree.

Architecture

Course Requirements  A total of 120 units is required for the A.B. degree in Architecture. All college prerequisites and requirements except one breadth and the CED upper-division electives must be taken for a grade and satisfied with a minimum grade of C-. CED upper-division electives and upper-division major requirements must be passed with a letter grade. Transfer applicants must have completed courses equivalent to ENV DES 1, 11A, and 11B before transfer to Berkeley, but will take the CED upper-division electives and upper-division major work after matriculation. Students who intend to pursue graduate work in the field are advised to acquaint themselves thoroughly with the prerequisites for entry into the appropriate graduate programs and to prepare their course of study with an Architecture Department advisor. Students interested in taking courses in civil engineering should be aware of the special lower-division mathematics, physics, and engineering prerequisites for these courses.

All courses must be taken and any degree course group requirements (if any) must be met.

CED College Requirements

All courses must be taken and any degree course group requirements (if any) must be met.

Inside CED

Environmental Design Lower-Division Requirements.Three upper-division elective courses (9 units) in CED but outside the Department of Architecture. 

All courses must be taken and any degree course group requirements (if any) must be met.

Electives

Three upper-division elective courses (9 units) in CED but outside the Department of Architecture

9.0 Hrs. required.

Outside CED

Outside CED. 11 courses (36–38 units)

All courses must be taken and any degree course group requirements (if any) must be met.

Essential Skills Requirements

All courses must be taken and any degree course group requirements (if any) must be met.

Reading and Composition

Select two 4 hour courses in reading and composition.

8.0 Hrs. required.

Math

1 courses required.

Calculus

All courses must be taken and any degree course group requirements (if any) must be met.

MATH Calculus
4.0
MATH Calculus
4.0

Seven-Course Breadth Requirements

Note: With the exception of the Physical Science requirement, you may take one of the breadth requirements on a Passed/Not Passed basis. See the Undergraduate Advising website for additional information related to these requirements.

24.0 Hrs. required.

Biological Science

Select one 2-4 hours course.

4.0 Hrs. required.

ANTHRO Introduction to Biological Anthropology
4.0

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Select one 2-4 hours course.

4.0 Hrs. required.

AFRICAM Africa: History and Culture
4.0

International Studies

Select one 2-4 hours course.

4.0 Hrs. required.

AFRICAM Africa: History and Culture
4.0

Arts and Literature

Select one 2-4 hours course.

4.0 Hrs. required.

AFRICAM Black Intellectual Thought
4.0

Historical Studies

Select one 2-4 hours course.

4.0 Hrs. required.

AFRICAM Africa: History and Culture
4.0

Philosophy and Values

Select one 2-4 hours course.

4.0 Hrs. required.

AFRICAM
3.0

Philosophy

Select any philosophy course.

1.0 Hrs. required.

Architecture Major Requirements

Note: Students intending to apply to Master of Architecture programs are advised to take a minimum of one ARCH 101 studio and one additional course in both Architectural History, Culture, and Society and Architectural Technologies and Building Performance.

All courses must be taken and any degree course group requirements (if any) must be met.

General Electives.

General Electives. 29-31 units. May be taken inside or outside of CED. The University requires 120 units minimum for graduation. No more than 48 units total in the student's major department will be credited toward the 120 minimum for graduation, so only 16 units beyond the required courses may be courses in architecture. 13-15 units must be taken in other departments. The minor program allows students to take a minor in a subject outside architecture by taking five upper-division courses (18 units) of their electives in an approved subject area.

29.0 Hrs. required.

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