Pre-Architecture

PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Jennifer Rogers (jrogers@coe.edu)

OVERVIEW

For most careers in architecture students will need to complete a Master of Architecture degree following their B.A. at Coe. Admission requirements vary, but most programs require applicants to submit the following materials: application form, three letters of recommendation, statement of academic and personal interests, portfolio, and GRE scores. (Additionally, international applicants usually must submit TOEFL scores.)

RECOMMENDATIONS

In addition to completing a major at Coe, students should include some of the following courses in their schedules to prepare for graduate studies:

ART/ART HISTORY

  • ART-121 Interconnectivity + 100 Art Lab or ART 131 Do, Undo Redo + 100 Art Lab
  • ART-135 Ceramics: Form, Function, and Meaning + 100 Art Lab
  • ART-201 Social Practice + 200 Art Lab
  • ART-115 Drawing: Observation and Interpretation
  • ART-145 Illuminated Pixels + 100 Art Lab
  • ARH-118 History of Western Architecture
  • ARH-211 Modern and Contemporary Architecture
  • WKS-211 Workshop:Design Thinking Project
  • WKS-204 Workshop: Digital Toolbox + WKS-213 Workshop: Vector Graphics

MATH/SCIENCES

  • MTH-135 Calculus I
  • PHY-115 Basic Physics + Lab

HISTORY

  • HIS-115 The History of Western Civilization to 1500
  • HIS-125 The History of Western Civilization Since 1500

THEATER

  • THE-330 Computer-Aided Drafting and Design

SOCIOLOGY

  • SOC-328 Urban Sociology

COOPERATIVE PROGRAM AT WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

Coe students that want a head start on their graduate professional education in architecture can apply for the cooperative program at Washington University (St. Louis, MO). If accepted into the program, your senior year is spent taking architecture courses at Washington University. Graduation from Coe occurs after transfer of credit from the successful completion of this year of study. A 3-year graduate course of study begins at this point, leading to the Master of Architecture degree from Washington University. More information is available at http://www.samfoxschool.wustl.edu/node/4104.