The curriculum pairs studio courses with relevant architecture history and technology courses to support the comprehensive learning experience of the student. Students engage in intensive studio projects that encourage them to seek prototypical solutions to problems in the modern city. Instruction takes place in the studio with one-on-one consultations with faculty, critiques with classmates and formal reviews. Visiting critics participate in reviews and there is a lecture series that brings prominent professionals on campus to discuss the work they are doing in the field.
Students who achieve the B.S. degree are eligible to begin working in the field of architecture upon graduation. The B.S. degree is not NAAB-accredited, as the accrediting board only accredits M.Arch programs. This means that one would be unable to sit for licensing exams with just this undergraduate degree.
The School of Architecture offers a NAAB-accredited one-year program to our students who have successfully completed the B.S. degree in architecture. This allows our own students to achieve a master’s degree in an efficient and timely manner.
These spreadsheets are intended to help students track their course of study. Please refer to your year of graduation and division to ensure you are following the right sequence.
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- ARCH 1000: Architecture at Northeastern
- ARCH 1110: Fundamental Representation
- ARCH 1120: Fundamental Design
- ARCH 1310: Architecture and Global Cultures, Prehistory to 1400
- ARCH 1320: Architecture and Global Cultures, 1400 to 1800
- ARCH 2130: Site, Space & Program
- ARCH 2140: Urban Institutions
- ARCH 2230: Structures 1: Statics
- ARCH 2240: Structures 2: Tectonics
- ARCH 2330: Architecture, Modernity, and the City, 1800 to 1910
- ARCH 2340: Architecture, Modernity, and the City, 1910 to 1980
- ARCH 3155: Studio Abroad
- ARCH 3170: 1960s Urbanism
- ARCH 3370: Topics in Architecture
- ARCH 3361: Architecture & Urbanism Abroad
- ARCH 3362: Seminar Abroad
- ARCH 3450: Advanced Architectural Communication
- ARCH 5110: Housing and Aggregation
- ARCH 5120: Comprehensive Design Studio
- ARCH 5210: Environmental Systems
- ARCH 5220: Integrated Building Systems
- ARCH 5310: Design Tactics and Operations
- EXED 2000: Professional Development for Co-op
Northeastern University offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture. The School of Architecture’s undergraduate curriculum links together the professional training necessary for a career in the field, but also the creative problem-solving and liberal arts preparation that is critical for navigating the challenges of today’s world.
As part of their studies, students are enrolled in two six-month coops during which they have paid employment. This allows students to gain real world experience in architecture that aids them in both their academic development and in professional advancement. Coop experience can often be applied to one’s IDP credits.
Applicants should note that the B.S. degree in Architecture is not sufficient by itself to meet the academic requirement to sit for State licensure. (Most undergraduate architecture degrees are not accredited). Students who graduate with the B.S. degree have the option to apply to the one-year NAAB accredited Master of Architecture degree that is open to our B.S. graduates in good standing.